A Glimpse

Michael Peach

While in embattled and encircled
East Jerusalem
Bulldozing settlers, guns in hand,
Expand and cement
The Occupation,
Here in the Garden,
Where Jews and Arabs plough and prune
In peace,
I behold a familiar ginger cat –
A casual tom –
Snoozing between a pair
Of couchant jackals.


17 November 2010

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