Loving Enemies

Wolfenstein 3D, player aiming gun at Nazis
Thich Nhat Hanh may be wrong
on one point—there is a use
for everything, a way to transmute anything
in your mind
using the Philosopher's Stone
of mindfulness, even violent

video games.
To practice this, look down and see
an assault rifle in your hand, look up and see
bleeding buddhas, breathe, and know
that you know
how to stop

this game

whenever you decide,

and know how
it might feel
to be a violent person.

Know how
to stop violence—