Mad dogs and englishmen.
Heart thumping terror rising focussed clarity
there is no doubt or time to ponder
only action lies ahead.
A breath to steady trembling weakness
a microsecond to plan not hesitate
this must work and instinct knows
the rightness of the next intent.
But as you face the enemy
a mad dog leaps and bares its teeth
panic is its only thought
even you who sought to help
must fight not only foe but friend.
Standing alone as always at the end.