The Figure of a Monkey"Masquerade/Paper faces on parade/Masquerade/Hide your face so the world will never find you
"He sings along to the tune I play, my cymbals quietly clicking together. Suddenly, a cold, shaky hand covers half of my face, to match his. I can't help but feel terribly bad for him.The man is named Erik. He and I first met when he built a maze of mirrors for the Shah of Persia. Nadir, the Daroga, gave him to me as a companion when he decided to leave for Paris.Erik is not like other men. For instance, his face is disfigured on the left side. He has a strange lip that goes up his face, and a terrible scab showing tissue up on his forehead. He's balding and has a few strands of blondish-white hair. However, he does not know how to act around people. He's caring and compassionate sometimes, but violent and evil at others.Suddenly, his hand is removed from my face. Standing before him is Christine, his true love, dressed as a beautiful bride. Christine was never in love with him&
The Woman and the Naughty BoyRed hair and red lips against skin as fine as porcelain. Big, blue eyes that sparkled when a smile crossed those red lips. Defined cheekbones on her face. The Woman, as she was known to him, was drying her hair in the apartment across the street.He was Jerry, a newly-divorced man with nothing going for him in his life. His children hated him and his ex-wife never wanted to see him again. All Jerry had was the woman across the way with the red hair that kept her windows open when she showered.She had a perfect figure. 36-24-36, he assumed. Every night, at about 9:00, she would step into a tub full of bubbles and take joy in washing every inch of her body. Jerry watched through the blinds, hoping to never be seen.Her legs, her tiny waist, her breasts, she had the ideal bodywhat women everywhere wanted and what men everywhere desired. Just thinking about the Woman made Jerry feel awful. He was much too old to be ogling a lady through the window like a teenage Peeping Tom. Yet
He keeps my booze inside his dome.