An Interrogator’s Opening Remarks
by Alan Gould
We have no wish to lead you anywhere.
If anything we’d like to do you good.
The facts, of course, will shine like silverware,
but you must feel secure; that’s understood.
A good rapport is what we’re really after.
By all means keep the things you know concealed.
We know you know, behind the tea and laughter,
your secrets are a gravitational field.
We’re falling in toward them very fast.
This happens by your simply being here
subtracted from the household of your past,
naked with what we think you think is dear.
So now let’s chat, old son. You’re not alone.
Your time is ours. Your choices are your own.