three nights ago i dreamed:
the person i distrust most in this universe
as my anesthesiologist
for an upcoming operation.
i spent the entire dream
scared, that he would use his powers
to make me feel exquisite pain,
the pain he felt when i inadvertently or
perhaps not-so-inadvertently hurt him.
Would you want your most distrusted enemy
to be your anesthesiologist?
When we wake up to bright air and sunlight
can we bring our beloved enemy into the
awakeness of our being,
into our fibers and sinew,
so he won’t hurt us sideways in the night of our pain?
Can we welcome him here, now,
so when he tries to put the mask over our face
we’re not overwhelmed,
so that we can look him gently in the eye
and bless him as the ethers encompass us both?