Illithid Illusion

An eerily comforting orb of distraction

Focus young adventurer, the mind flayer is amok

and it's turned its gaze upon your brain leaving you dumbstruck.

Whatever vision or temptation or terror before your eyes

is an illusion of a monster delivering vile lies

with sneaky psychic tendrils that wrap around your brain

to show you precisely the things that will make you go insane.

The fear is real, but the danger might be overstated

If you control what you feel you won't be obliterated.

Ward your mind against distraction, hold tight to your face

and show this brain sucker you aren't giving it space.

(See this fractal animated here.)