Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gaza Postcard

Frightened children piled on mule-driven cart
looking into camera.
In color.
Memories of black-and-white great-grandparents
That mule. That cart. That look.
grandchildren on elders’ journey. 

Hard G over that rhrholled Arabic
From A to Z and back Again -
the strip that never heals

Clamped, cramped
hardness, hardship
Tunnels with no light.
Tighter and tighter.
No exit.

Nakba, ongoing neverending
infra-red dead, grainy nosehead video, artful New York Times picture.
Cold numbers.
Invisible to the soul, the hole of our identity.

Mowing-the-lawn massacre. 100-0 Senate support.
Even Saddam Hussein and the North Koreans never got those numbers.

No need to talk about Gaza,
(btw, it's not our fault).
Can we ever forgive them for making us kill them
Can we ever forgive them for being killed by us
Can we ever


1 comment:

  1. The real Nakba of the Arab residents of 'Palestine' is that they never accepted the right of Jews to live here many years BEFORE the establishment of the state of Israel and many more years BEFORE the 'so called' occupation.
    Haj Amin al-Husseini the forefather of Palestinian nationalism became an active collaborator of the Nazi's to prevent the establishment of a Jewish home. If he were Jewish he might have been accused of "Sinat Hinam".
    By indoctrinating generations of Arabs with the hate of Jews and the total rejection of the possibility to live with them in peace he and his followers among them the arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat have brought unprecedented catastrophe upon these people.

    A home-made Nakba that was planted many years before Israel came into being and is being nurtured by Arab leaders until this very day.