Smoke and Mirrors
with all your glorious flowering self-deception –
your words are glowing embers
and your tongue stokes the fire
that engulfs me like paper
but I think
it fills the void inside of you.
How does it feel to sleep
with the lies you’ve fashioned from the flames?
Some may wonder how you…….
Lesser Ury, (1861 – 1931), GRUNEWALDSEE, BERLIN, signed L. Ury. and dated 93 (lower right) oil on canvas, 100 by 70.2cm., 39 3/8 by 27 5/8 in., Painted in 1893, source: Sotheby’s