If he had not withdrawn, I would have continued to draw him into my lair.
If he had not closed up, I would have kept him open to every danger.
If he had not known the truth, I would have continually fed him the lie.
If he did not know his name, I would have called him another.
I claimed to know the way, He knew the road.
I claimed there was a lot in store, he knew the score.
I offered all, he knew there was none.
I claimed I had died, he knew where my life was.
If he had not been of the books, I would have made a crook.
If he did not have a mind, I would have made him of a kind.
If he had no fire, I would have quenched him out.
If he had not been him, I would have been me.
I claimed unconditional love; he knew there is all ways a price.
I had my card on the table, he held the ace.
I claimed deep knowledge; he knew what he needed to know.
I thought I was good at the game; he is one player I cannot beat.