he stared in abject horror 
at his rippled reflection
that refracted back skyward
from the watery surface
disbelief soaked his conscience
a silent creep of apprehension
cascaded down his body
slow at a funeral pace 
Troxler strange face illusion
his muted visage altered
as the death knell rang clear
his secret self appearing
as the twisted monster
he had always concealed
now perceptible to all
his truth exposed, unmasked