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

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

Knock, knock

Basman Derawi | 20-01-2021

Knock, knock
Who's there?
Put your hands up!
Why do you point
your gun at me?
I'm American!

I am making my country
great again.

Knock, knock
Who's there?
The best president in the world!
How dare you make me leave.
You seem to hate the democracy
that brought you here.

Knock, knock
Who's there?
I love immigrants!
You mean the white ones,  
like your parents.  
I love people of color!
I see you grit your teeth.   

Knock, knock
Who's there?
Bibi's friend! I love Israel!
You both love walls, I think.

Knock, knock
Who's there?
Mr. Making America great!
Unarmed Blacks have become
targets for cops.  

And your best friend
has expanded his takeover of
Palestinian land.

Meanwhile, COVID has run rampant
among the American unprotected.

You call that great?

Knock, knock
Who's there?
Your president!  
Your game's over.
You idiot. I didn't lose!
Someone must have cheated.
Someone must have.
Someone.

Posted: January 19, 2021

Mentor: Kevin Hadduck


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