Todd

"do you ever feel like you're falling, mr. todd?"

she looks at him with biggrayeyes

and he wants to scream and tear them out

[how dare her rival lucy]

[how dare her]

but he's quiet

and just stares

with his big

black

eyes

.:.

Lovett

she's scared at night

terrified of what might happen to them

prison

executions

{rape}

but she's silent

and she strokes toby's hair

.:.

Lucy

she cries into her hands

yellow hair dirty

mind shattered into mirrored fragments

ticking like a mechanical lullaby

.:.

Turpin

once upon a time

he had been in love

but

like in all great masterpieces

she died

but

unlike all great masterpieces

he became a monster

.:.

Beadle

opium haze

kissing his mouth against cold metal

struggling

to

b.r.e.a.t.h

.:.

Johanna

her wings are broken

rose petals fall around

circling

again

and

again

and

.:.

Toby

he wants to protect her

from all the trouble in the world

to hold her

kiss the burnt skin on her hands

but she shoves him away

just like his real mummy

[and look what happened to her]

.:.

Pirelli

he sobs

for fame

for self indulgence

for his lost lover in Greece

he sobs

but he lets todd do business

.:.

Anthony

sea

the saltiness cursing his tongue

eyes stinging as blood leaks down his legs

life never was fair

but he sees the sun through the captain's window

and he feels the slightest bit of hope