switzerland

for all mediators and moderators

don’t make me
take sides
don’t make me 
pick a fight
don’t make me
left or right
I want to be switzerland

see, I can see
your POV
the legitimacy
of your angst
I understand
truly

but see
I also see
alternate reality
plausibility 
of another pain
the other hurt

don’t make me 
take sides
don’t make me
pick a fight
don’t make me
break my soul
your heart
I need to be switzerland

sticky middle
elastic connecting 
opposite poles
this is how my soul is built
it doesn’t turn off like a tap

too long teetering
on the either-or seesaw
and I fall on my face
right into the deep end
disintegration

so please
if you love me
let me be switzerland