refugees

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 ourĀ  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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