By Devan Petersen

BETRAY (verb be·tray \bi-ˈtrā, bē-\)

  • Forget who you are, breathe in deep the poison of your words… Lies, deceit, lead me forward like a dancing puppet. Tug me with your string, promise to carry me higher and higher. Drag a razor’s edge over my lifeline, watch me crumble in front of millions. Lie prone on the ground in front of them. Join in their laughter so that I know you were with them all along. Stab fingers like daggers in my direction, point and chatter at your audience. You only ever built me up to watch me fall.