A sweet facade,

A lie,

A charm,

Words we say

Mean no harm.

A twisting tale,

A trick

Of light.

Anything to make this dull

Seem bright.

Numbness concealed,

Emotions

Denied.

These things we keep hidden

Deep inside.

A cover of joy,

A falsehood,

A spell.

Words we use

So we believe we're well.

A spinning fable

A joke

In the dark.

The fire has

Begun to spark.