P U Z Z L E D
The Eternal Masquerade

It's under the lamplight
that the shadows come to life
Where bedposts stomp and curtains point
Here we go again.

Books open forked tongues
Tattooed with lies
that she believed
But not anymore.

"You don't know what the hell you're doing!"
sneers the dresser
as its mouth spills socks
You're right.

And that mirror in the corner
c r a c k
lines run down
down
down
That isn't me.

"We're supposed to be the same you know?"
comes a giggle
from behind cracked glass
Its not real, its not real

"I'm not real?"
"What makes you thinks you're not the prisoner here?"
Blinds turn to iron bars in my windows
I see you now, I'm free.

"You can't see if you don't have eyes,"
It says
and removes the glass around its own
But we're not the same anymore.

"We'll always be the same."
"I own you."
It hisses
You're lying, always lying

c r a c k
and glass falls
down
down
down
It's corpse lies in pieces on the floor
Who's the puzzle now, bitch?