On the plateau, at distance, I saw a large tree
with multi colored leaves, on each one was
printed a commercial poem, a verse for every
occasion and written as not to hurt any one's
feelings. I asked for a poem about unjust wars
in the Middle East, the tree had none but I was
offered a few about World War One. All wars
are just and the winner get to write the rules.
The tree, stood inside rolls of mesh wire, and no
copy pens allowed within a radius of fifty yards.
A storm came, blew the wire around like tumble
weed, leaves ' torn from the tree ' flew in the air
and transformed into grooming tropical birds
cooing about love. I did find a pale green leaf,
almost transparent, on it was written in blood;
'Gaza is my name let me not die in vain'