black dot

November 2, 2006 at 6:23 pm (anti-oppression, middle east, palestine, poetry, west bank)

Black Dot

 

 

All they have left

Is their nightmares

Their dreams

Keep me wondering

Is this what a war means

If survival is worth bombs falling

 

Slumbering weak

Awake

Palestine heartache

Prayer to shaheed gods

Descending:

Make this war end

 

Its going to take resurrection

Sin no escape

Miracles too late

But clocks haven’t stopped ticking

Sickness

But medicine is illegal

I’m a witness

Can’t write about war,

A color-blind pigeon

 

I want justice

India ink dove

 

I could take the heartache

And run because its too much

Just to march to death beats

 

But my friends disappear in hell

Drink water and tea

And tell me

‘We’re just looking for something

To believe in

A piece of land

To build and dream in’

 

Evening call to pray

Drifts into the window

From a million star particles away

Get down on my knees

Smell powder

Lay awake for hours

Scratching out my heart disease

 

Tonight

I’m not the only one awake

Only one that’s angry

Only one that thinks

Fighters are dreamers

Who dream

With bodies

On front lines of fear

Eternal black dot on a yin/yang symbol

Fists in the air

Survival is worth whatever war brings

 

Jesus resurrecting

His friends mourning

His demise

God shaheed

Asks me

 

If you aren’t outside the green line

Then where are you?

 

You think that palestinians and israelis

Don’t understand each other

 

They understand each other

 

Killing over land and water

Cash and barter

 

You don’t think you understand

 

But you do

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