thoughts cascade, crash,

rise again,

lead me on,

drive me, push me,

pull me, lure me;

can this wait?

why now?

all you venomous beasts,

ready yourself for

your destruction.

i will not torture you slowly,

as has been your method;

i will swiftly stop your maddening crusade

of lies and condemnation and paranoia,

halting your reign of terror,

stopping you in your hideous tracks,

divorcing you

and embracing

my new lover,

my welcome companion,

my exit from

control and compulsion: