Tales of a City by the Sea

According to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, a 5-year-old Palestinian boy was detained by seven Israeli soldiers after throwing a stone on July 9th 2013. It is estimated that Israeli authorities arrest 700 Palestinian children every year.


In the army uniform

Rifle in hand

And finger on the trigger

Standing on a hill

Dressed to kill

Breathing in the still

Air of the night

Breathing in

Every drop of light

Leaving only darkness

Breathing in

Every open field

Every tree

Every rock

Breathing in

Our space

Consuming us

And consuming all that surrounds us

You inhale our land

Our freedom

And exhale only oppression

You breathe out insecurity

And fear

Spew toxic words

Your lies

Pollute the atmosphere

Suffocating us

With tyranny

But nothing here

Nothing here



Can save you

Nothing can assure you

Or put your mind at ease


No armor


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