Come forward,


Whom I dread;


Look into my eyes

At the

Reflection of yourself;


Come closer,

And watch your reflection

Become my eyes;


Let your anger and hatred

Embrace me;

Strangle me with your spite;


But then,

When my breathing

Grows weaker,


Remember that,

As I fall,

My eyes closing meekly,


You, too,

Can no longer



You are

No enemy

To me


I am

Not alien

To you

4 thoughts on “Enemies

  1. I think this poem is about anger, and the practice of mindfulness as a way of dealing with internal/external ‘enemies’. As always, thank you for stopping by to read!

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