free palestine

the grief builds up

when it spills over

it touches everyone


can you imagine

…upon hearing this news

that it is not one pain or the other

one grief or the other

one safety or the other


one wound winds through us all

gaping wide

festering, blooming


can you not imagine

…hearing this news

with a wide enough heart

for the grief of each parent

for the grief of each child


the land grieves too

the whole earth breaks

on the shores of gaza


we must imagine

…before the fissure scars

we must all imagine freedom

if we want that future

beyond all war