Tuesday, July 29, 2008

In West Jerusalem

In West Jerusalem
"We are the World"
plays in the almost empty Cinematec
the green grass grows
the 'Israel at 60' flags blow
Jewish boys play under a tree
a Shofar vaguely sounds
in the distance

Tears weld up
People get checked with guns
to maintain this order

And I like water can flow over
the border with ease

* * *

A boy wears army camouflage pants
He will grow up

It isn't the fault of these Israeli boys,
I remind myself

But why aren't they rising up
alongside Palestinians who are in cages and are shot at
for three steps
on to their own land?

No words are enough.

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