Big Star

Irony’s seduction

is really instruction

neither help or hassle free

interfering constantly

to best the powers that be.

Irony seems so spontaneous

feels so déjà vu

rotating through

dissimilation, stimulation,

confusion and ridicule.

Its sarcastic wit

perplexes implications

of what to expect

when figures of speech

haphazardly neglect

facts of matters


states of affairs.

The situation that is

becomes the situation that’s fair.

Irony even mocks

the twisted turn of fate

clogs combination locks on iron grates

serves porcelain dreams on metal plates

specifically to induce the surrender

of life’s amusement park honor system

while it flashes its name in triumphant lights.

Irony is the big star.