(Dedicated to Samer Sinijlawi)
Though Jacob, Ishmael and Jesus seem
To have discovered how to live in peace
And share an erotic, hi-tech, fiscal dream,
The region’s ancient nightmare will not cease.
For not only did this deal at first arise
Thanks to the threat a Persian Ali poses,
But its sponsor Trump, a veritable king of lies,
Like Pharaoh may have spawned a state-bent Moses.
In short, since Israel uses these accords
To keep suppressing Esau, barred from the feast,
The Palestinians cannot plough their swords
And like Iran shall haunt the Middle East.
Until true justice to this folk is done,
The countdown to Armageddon will surely run.
21 October 2021