PUPPETMASTER

On strings we dance

To a tuneless song

A voiceless master urges us on

To the left

To the right

All on que

Faultless

Sublime

The master smiles

Order this time

"Snap"

The smile fades

The show goes on

"Snap"

A broken dream

A broken string

"Snap"

Chaos ensues

We dance on

Over broken companions

Over fallen friends

Our heartless master urges us on

We puppets on our strings

"Snap"

So we drop

"Snap"

One by one

Now the master is gone

And I dance alone

To tuneless song

My own voiceless scream

By Christopher Fetherston