And Gaza lives on…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And another war in Gaza

Another day in Palestine

A day in prison

And we live on

Despite Israel’s very much identified flying objects

That we see more than our family and friends

And despite Israel’s death sentences

Like lead

Cast upon the head

 As we sleep

Like acid rain

Gnawing at our life

Clinging to it like a flea to a kitten

And stuffed in our throats

The moment we say ‘Amen’

To the prayers of old women and men

Despite Israel’s birds of death

Hovering only two meters from our breath

From our dreams and prayers

Blocking their ways to God.

Despite that.

We dream and pray,

Clinging to life even harder

Every time a dear one’s life

Is forcibly rooted up.

We live.

 We live.

We do. 

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This is the old man that israel hit.

This is the old man that israel hit.

This is the leg that belonged to the old man that Israel hit.

This is the shell that cut off the leg that belonged to the old man that Israel hit.

This is the tank that fired the shell that cut of the leg that belonged to the old man that Israel hit.

This is the Israeli-Russian blondie with broken Hebrew that pulled the trigger of that tank that fired the shell that cut off the leg that belonged to the old man that Israel hit.

This is the Israeli soldier shaven and shorn that made fun of the accent of the Israeli-Russian blondie with broken Hebrew that pulled the trigger of that tank that fired the shell that cut off the leg that belonged to the old man that Israel hit.

This is the officer tattered and torn that had a bet with that Israeli soldier shaven and shorn that made fun of the accent of the Israeli-Russian blondie with broken Hebrew that pulled the trigger of that tank that fired the shell that cut off the leg that belonged to the old man that Israel hit.

These are the sons and daughters and relatives and grandchildren and relatives who almost lost a loved old man that Israel hit by a tank shell fired by an Israeli-Russian blondie with broken Hebrew who pulled the trigger because she got teased by the Israeli soldier who made fun of her accent because he had a bet with the officer whether when angered she pulls the trigger or not.

Over the Wall

‘There,’ points Grandma.

She had a tent that was a home.

She had a goat and a camel.

She had a rake and a fork and a trowel.

She had a machete and a watering can.

She had a grove and two hundred plants.

She had a child and another one and another one.

***

‘There,’ she insists.

I could not see

Because of the wall.

I could not hear

Because of the noise.

I could not smell

Because of the powder.

***

But I can always tell,

I am sure of Grandma

Who always was

And is still

And will always be.

She smells like soil.

And smiles like soil.

And blinks like soil

When touched by rain.

***

She has a house that is a tent

She has a key

And a memory.

She has a hope

And two hundred offspring.

***

Grandma is here

But lives there.

‘Over there!’

Empty is the stomach, high the head.

  1. Empty is the stomach, high the head.  #HungryFor77
  2. The head is high although the stomach is empty
  3. The head is high even though the stomach is empty
  4. Even though the stomach is empty, the head is high.
  5. Despite the fact that the stomach is empty, the head is high.
  6. Empty stomach, high head.
  7. The stomach is empty, but the head is high.
  8. The stomach is empty, yet the head is high.
  9. The stomach is empty; however, the head is high.
  10. The stomach is empty; the head, however, is high.
  11. The stomach is empty; the head is high, however.
  12. Stomach: empty. Head, high.
  13. No matter how empty the stomach is, the head is high.
  14. The emptier the stomach, the higher the head.
  15. However empty the stomach, the head is high.
  16. Stomach and head, empty and high, respectively.
  17. Empty stomach and high head!
  18. The stomach is empty. Still, the head is high.
  19. The stomach being empty leads to a head being high.
  20. The emptiness of the head corresponds proportionally with the height of the head.
  21.  Empty, the stomach results in a high head.
  22. The stomach is so empty that the head is high.