The Schemist
The Schemist detail
The Schemist detail

Nice try but no cigar,⠀
the Schemist see’s you for the narcissist you are.⠀
Your dark heart, your evil soul,⠀
through smoke and mirrors you tried to control.⠀
Using charm to belittle and to beguile,⠀
manipulating minds, this game takes a while.⠀
But the Schemist has insight, his step paces ahead,⠀
for he’s seen your actions are not as you said.⠀
With wisdom and insight, he watches you dance,⠀
chameleon moves, taking an opportunistic chance.⠀
What your black heart conceals,⠀
instability reveals.⠀
Your reckless play, ⠀
marks your very last day.⠀
While you promise and cajole, playing out your covert role,⠀
you have overlooked… it is the Schemist who is in fact, in control. ⠀


Ballpoint Ink on Paper, 90 x 120cm.

© Chanelle Rose