Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

City of zombies

Basman Derawi | 29-09-2018

 

Black smoke over Gaza

In the city of zombies,
we live with their guns
pressed to our heads.

In the city of zombies,
We lie dreamless on pillows,
except for nightmares.

The moon has left us.
We see only clouds.
Am I alive or dead?

My heart melts while waiting
for change, for freedom.
My body melts from the heat.

In the city of zombies,
I live in a cell.
I live in a hell,
and I am lost
among the rubble
of my destroyed land.

Posted: September 29, 2018

Mentor: Kevin Hadduck


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