Fighting under blankets

midnight sky fading
frost billows with every breath
snow squeaks underfoot

like old bed springs
we played long into the night
when we were both young

now I am Israel
and you Palestine, a war
always imminent

we cling steadfastly
in sleep to mattress edges
giving up no land

holding on by principle
the whys nearly forgotten

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. slpmartin
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 15:16:24

    Wonderful imagery in the poem…sight and sounds.

    Reply

  2. sustainabilitea
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 23:09:14

    So sad.

    janet

    Reply

  3. agjorgenson
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 02:35:33

    “Now I am Israel.,..” Very effective, this..

    Reply

  4. Tanveer Rauf
    Oct 04, 2014 @ 18:28:00

    I wish all enemies become so close you under the blanket-I hope love and harmony prevails

    Reply

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