The Keeper (2/22/2014)

so it goes…

soitgoes1984

Palestine

on my mind

Edward Said’s words jumping off

the pages

speaking to me

bringing me back

to Bethlehem

to Ramallah

to Bil’in

to tear gas and shit water

rubber bullets and fire

hate and fear

and occupation

and resistance

and a twelve year old David

teared up with snots and a clenched fist

with a sling and his rock

not even reaching the wall

much less the trucks and tanks

and I can feel his frustration

and anger

and fear

and hatred…

this is a vicious cycle

rinse,

repeat

cleanse,

ethnically

breaking bodies

breaking spirits

breaking bones

destroying

home

is where the heart is

and the heart is in Falesteen

long live truth

and justice

and freedom

to cry

to die

and to starve

of food

of water

starve of family

of culture

starve…of hope

of a future

of a land

this land is your land

this land is…

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About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel.
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