Middle Eastern Geography: A Prayer for the Cessation of Annexation

view of jerusalem

we thought our guests were
enjoying their pie 

but it turns out their stomachs full up
ached
 
at the empty sound of the knife
 
and behind all the houses arranged as cemeteries
 
there is a single unmarked
plot
 
no plans for a third temple
 
just
a
park
 
you have to feel 
to find
to get lost
to know
 
you couldn’t hit the spot
if you tried
 
the map is the shape of our children
 
is either of us really hungry
anymore?

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