the breath of their words
shaping the winds
across the deserts
of their homeland,
which is the same homeland
My mind suddenly shifts
to tally one week’s arithmetic of grief:
eighty children among the hundreds killed
in a fine-tuned cone of shrapnel
We are in a deep spiritual crisis that can’t be relieved by politics, or philosophy.
When the orange sun sinks over the AZIZI sign I feel
the darkening world soaking up all the extra noise
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Mehnaaz Mome: The Missing Piece in the Gun Violence Discourse — The Porous Border Between Republic and Empire
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Ahed Tamimi, the fierce 16-year-old Palestinian girl arrested last month for daring to confront an Israeli soldier who’d allegedly shot her cousin in the head, has been indicted on 12 … Continue reading →
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