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

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

Basman Derawi | 07-09-2018

a mug of tea with mint leaves

Sitting on my balcony,
I look into the dark city,
close my eyes,
and relax my shoulders.

I tell myself,
hold your head high.

Smile and breathe in
the vapor of your mint tea.

Keep your heart open,
and sing with the goldfinches.

Ignore the names:
  antisemitic,
  terrorist,
  Arab.

Look at your hands.
There is no blood.
Sing!

 

Posted: September 6, 2018

Mentor: Kevin Hadduck


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