Occupation; sleepless #8

Occupying Enemies

What is this certainty —
you speak a truth
I counter with a correction
before we fling missiles
we speak our certainties
to each other.

When we make peace
I will discard everything
every single thing I believe
as will you —

I will become you
you will become me;

We will climb into each other’s skin
invade each other’s territory
when we return to ourselves
we will remember everything
we saw and felt —

It will be a peacemaking of the highest order
me forgetting who I am
ignoring myself entirely
shedding my skin;

Occupying your soul
your soul occupying mine.

jsg, usa

Sleepless #8