These Poisoned Dreams

"Nightshade, version III"
7" x 9" mixed media on canvas.

In time, 
one can eventually discern
the Harlequin Lady
with a nightshade grin 
moving through the closets
of the Powerful 
holding a carnival mirror 
to reflect
every sin and virtue
for our amusement

After all,
the Madame of Secrets
doesn't hide the truth;
she just waits for it to go public
with a bang.