Climate control redundant
Connections burning on fire
The Bear squeezes the cage
Like a punch in the senses
Pebbles that blight each bold new progression
From deep within lurk intent rodents that gnaw
Lightening shocks and fires the signal of impending assault
The mighty system twitches the rhythm of the faceless mask
The Beast in possession of the key to perpetual solitary confinement
Exhausted Soldier does battle against the dastardly fiend with shape shifting capabilities
The pins and the needles of war trigger the potential for mass defeat
If the great volcano erupts then hope must yet survive the engulfing savage fallout
Leaves and chemicals may weaken the enemy but inner belief finds the door to peace.
(C) Dean Parsons. 2017.
Update: I wrote this poem to describe my symptoms of chronic illness. I have, as of June 27th 2017, now conclusively been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease.