The Illusionist.

Poem By Ripper Jones

Like a thousand pound suit that hides cheap underwear,
Like gloves that hide crooked hands,
Like soldiers that die of fright before they can shoot,
Such is life.

Like a mute imprisoned in the Tower of Babel,
Like a fundamentalist trapped in logic and reason,
Like a pink poodle that thinks it's a wolf,
Such is understanding.

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