April the First

Hope you're not superstitious –
The cards say otherwise.
My methods are vicious –
In truth, madness lies.

For the joke, like a blade,
Cuts the film as its run –
A vast harlequinade
As order is undone.

And so order's undone
As my wit, like a blade,
Remakes reason's film run
As a harlequinade.

But in truth, madness lies,
And my method are vicious
Though the cards say otherwise.
Hope you're not superstitious.