I stand limelight In a secret masquerade My mask’s skin deep Many years molded its shape My smile widens when others smile back A joker silently mocking Those poor credulous souls Pawns in my game Where I own the board I make the rules Silently calculating my next move My eyes radiate icicles Frozen rage built inside Melting every night While dancing here Moving my body To the rhythm of my lies I am here in the present Disconnecting my soul