Lisa Ciccarello
January 2015



 

Asseveration


My enemy has become a snake to escape me
            she will not escape me

My enemy has become unclean to escape me
            she will not escape me

I know these tricks
            they are the tricks of my husband
           
My enemy knows the letters of my name
            they pry her mouth open at night

My enemy builds a figurine of wax
            I see the thread & am not fooled

I know the name of my enemy
            she will not escape me

My enemy has become a wasp to escape me
            I will purify my home with fire

My enemy is already wounded when I find her
she will not escape me

I know the name of my enemy
             I dismember it in my mouth