Driven

Driven.
By the need to flee…
abundant painful fruits
of an axiomatic belief
in seductive, powerful
delusions of control
as though ever we could know
by infinity’s grace,
all factors, all elements
all possible events
inherent in the creation
of one singular moment
double-tongued promises
of the spirited virtuous vice
grip the mind, commandeer the body
ransom the soul, creating chimerical
cocooning chemical catapults
slinging us like bugs
from merciless snares
splat!
smack! into panes of shattering glass
to start the long
overdue and arduous repair