Why did you choose to dance with me?
Out of all people losing themselves in the song
what entranced you to take my hand
and lead me into your world?
If you had passed me by just like the others
I may still be dancing now, weightless and unbound.
Alas, here I am, clamped down by the chains
you had promised me to free me from.
You let me roam your garden but nowhere far beyond.
Your queen, displayed for the flock you created
donning a more convincing mask than the one I wore
When we met.
I play your game so expertly I almost do believe.
I smile when you come for me.
I smile to survive.
I smile because it’s what I am expected to do.
The only liberation I find is when I give in.
Play the game no matter what my heart may say.
My weapon is my mind and I wield it daily.
I can never sheath it and let my guard down
for I know more than anything
that I am too lost now within your sanctum
too lost to be found.