eyes flinching from daylight.
the intrusive revelation-
exposure. here we are.
feigning some pious observance. (look busy!) pass
for a true believer.
the surface appearance preserves the order.
seditious thought/makes not a single dent/not a scuff/not a bruise/upon that perfect gloss.
wait for what? some unpunctual Dorothy to break the spell?
Draw aside the curtain/to show there's no one there?
the impersonal whirring of a self-perpetuating machine.
Moloch who devours each sacrifice/with neither relish/