gray-skinned grown indifference
shaded human funeral piles
and sharply served controlled dismissals
leaving pure perfidious smiles

net spread trickling rumors
keeping skeptic tranquilized
increased indistinct objections
cutting splitting truth to size

seeking ways in mazes
grasping searching love in shells
and keeping fate as drug for this
anemic hollow fading self
and someone demands - and another fulfills
persuades - gives way
slandering - believes
decides - follows
oppresses - submits
stirs up - joins in
exploits - permits
sets rules - accepts

crooked minds in millions
fragile puppets clung to strings in
raw eclipse of conscience suffering
from some missing human links

hackneyed phrases thriving
building schemes of void
bitter world of echoes
deeply senseless noise