Paradox of Panic

Written by: John Weber

When the cavalcade
in all its bluster
surrenders a gasp
to mutilation,
demands for reason
remind the renegade
that independence in isolation
ensures despair

regardless of economy
or lifting diction
until cornered,
provoking the reactive dongle
to flair each lizard eye
of survival with fangs
or invisibility

while skittering
like scandal onward
to twist the
imagination of
every blistered soul

before finally
branding the fringe
of consciousness
in harmonic accord.