of revolutions and love

My friend Maria comes from a country not at war, yet it produces more refugees than Syria. Andrés Oppenheimer, Pulitzer Prize Winner, said that the current government ‘produced more migrants and refugees than the Taliban regime’. Maria’s land has no running water, electricity so little that it is of no use as fridges stand empty, molding, and lives stand withered, in the dark. Ninety-three percent of the population cannot afford simple food purchases and, anyhow, there is little to buy. […]

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Palestinian refugees near Allenby Bridge, 1967

peace: no one told us it does not exist

I held you so the universe would not suck you in protecting you from the wind, the bullets, the pain mama’s tears, mine our  neighbours’ fears I taught you to count while picking up stars to pray be thankful, always we are children taking care of all the children under bombs ammunitions and firing squads in tents in the desert close to a bridge the sewage doomed to forget home (all the bread we broke shared and raised to heaven […]

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