((everything is normal))

and the leaves they rustle
and the branches they reach
and the forest it lies

]it lies
but opens
to the perceptive[

((everything is fine))

and the cipher is decoded
and the camera is rolling
and his image is visible

]hit pause
rewind, play it back
it was Nothing[

((i worry about Nothing))

and the Sickness spreads and mutates
and the mask can hide no longer
and the Whole Ones now are broken

]this is
how he Operates – slowly
through others' psyches[

((because Nothing's on my mind))