You Have an Enemy (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 22 Feb 2020 in Art, Poems

OIl pastel drawing of devil-face




You Have an Enemy


“Now, see,” the card you’ve drawn

Is from a Royal house, yours on the right

It faces left, its suit is red

Portending a bleeding heart

You have an enemy

You, of necessity, reckon to the pole star

And by day you see the sun chart

Its path across the sky

You see

The target move across the room

The target checks the clock

You sync your watch


You, lasering through concrete

Where bestirring shapes displace heat

You are an enemy

Unwilling to learn what you have long known

Today you claim what once you condemned

What would my enemy do to me?

What would I do to my enemy?







(See this poem used in a video)







You Have an Enemy

Digitalized photo of two men















(2015, Stephanie Foster)




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