Poem part 5: Unfair War

by: Solmaz Rezaei
Part of the book: “For the Moses in Me”

My dearest
There is an unfair war going on between us!
For if I even pinch you with a scalpel,
It would hurt as if I have pierced my own heart with a sword.
And if I get angry at you,
It’s as if my eye’s been stabbed by my own arrow!
Anything I do to you, I have done to demean myself.