From the U.S. point of view, negotiations are, in effect, a way for Israel to continue its policies of systematically taking over whatever it wants in the West Bank, maintaining the brutal siege on Gaza, separating Gaza from the West Bank and, of course, occupying the Syrian Golan heights, all with full U.S. support.
~ Noam Chomsky
I at last conjure from the uniformity
some virgin vineyard celebration
of unity in diversity, ascending in ecstasy
across words chaotic and free
I peel like an orange sublime necessity
as if you gave me visions
of jackhammering poetry
and textural lobes of light
left for the seeking palms
of goosebumped aspirations
I at last do now know how
to smuggle divinity into this corrupt
world, so fugitive and temporary
where are then, the illuminating clues?
I who, cannot seem to make amends
with the cruelty of man
this egoistic animal building skyscrapers
talking about liberating enemies
when we are all made up of the same code
this childish tendency towards civil war
is the last thumb of snatched security
Israel, why do you still fight?
I cannot make amends with the
mistakes of history that are never healed
these barbaric tribes are now schoolyard
bully nations, proud with patriotism
I thought patriotism died long ago?
our collective blood is only as wise
as our leaders, rulers, militaries
the same patriarchal pre-kingdom castles
men, codenamed greed, envious
of the riches of the elite who control them
I will live at last in my hermit apartment
paying rent to this conscience
of necessity, that this free world
claims friendship among all the enslaved?
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