Spectacles

It’s all about making a scene,
so the crowd responds
in raids and riots,

though cause and motive
seem narrow-minded,
or the instigator is

too near-sighted,
and so must arrest
more broad a sense

of concept, of campaign
before things get out
of hand, and he

need only resemble
a mirror recognizing
itself as seen through

vision’s handcuffs.