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Genevieve Cora Fraser: Palestine Balanced

Palestine Balanced
On the Shards of American-Israeli Rule

By Genevieve Cora Fraser

A compost heap
Of aspirations
The remains
Of Palestine's power
Leans a broken
Against the stark
Blue Palestinian
Sky an eye
On the death
Watch waiting
For Israel's final
Foray into madness
The annihilation
Zionists relish
As deserving
The victor's right
To the spoils of war

Bits of debris blow
Whipped by currents
Of changing fortunes
Red dirt mounds
Frame the capitol
A burial site of national
Dreams topped by shards
A blackened roof
Against Palestine's Right
To Return as a People
A nation
To this Holy Place
Arafat prays
Defiant in endurance
Determined still
In command
Hoping for salvation's
While Sharon elated
With the agony
He begets
With the strings
Of life and death

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