pretend

how long can she pretend

that she doesn't know

and it doesn't hurt?

(he will be her downfall)

the lies drip from his lips

like dewdrops on wet grass

(he's a professional)

but she keeps her silence

and it's deafening–

(he never notices)

she keeps an illusion

where truth is all that's said

(he's her beautiful fantasy)

because ignorance is bliss

and bliss is what she seeks

(he will ruin her with lies of love)

she can't escape; she loves him

but how long can she pretend

before she shatters and breaks?