• Tableau,
    a reflection, a portrayal
    of a psyche
    distorted beyond repair.

    Once for show,
    until betrayal
    swallowed the key.
    The wall is bare.

    The nails
    never existed,
    whispered away.

    Thousands of fails
    before you're chained in bed.
    "Join Me"
    the voices say.

    The tableau
    and your psyche
    are long forgotten.