Oh learned fools
Confident demise
Structured lives
Suits and ties
you gave
and gave
and it took
with a warm smile
life seemed grand
a spectacle
a gift
that you ignored
and delivered
to another
your life
built on straw
an hollow heart
the promise
the glue
it holds you
binds you
and masked
with silver bars
in equal rows
that shimmer brightly
and dazzle
the dance it asks
return its evil
masked mirror gold
in pretty straight lines
til you see no further
your pale face
shruken and weak
stares back
the cage complete
the mirror polished
too late
too late
the window gone
the gear turned
and you lost
lost what you cry
in deaths rattle
and back a whisper
what else you fool
what else