Free Palestine

Free Palestine because you know you won’t
Your oppressor, much like the exceptional American,
crushes the eggs under footstep as though it were
a humanitarian gesture

Free Palestine because it’s just anti-Semitic –
Calling for freedom when your land’s been bulldozed
and grandparents expelled

Free Palestine because Palestinians were there, and you said Get Lost.
Like Trumpist xenophobes trying to scare Jews in Charlottesville
Why be the amnesiac Irish cop who turns illegal immigrants into ICE?

Free Palestine because why not?
Do lobbyists’ tongues speak louder than privation?
Can’t we pretend that you’re a white Ukraine?

Peter F. Crowley is an independent writer and scholar with a M.S. in Conflict Resolution, Global Studies from Northeastern University. His writings can be found in Truthout, Mint Press News, Boston Literary Magazine, Ethnic Studies Review and several other publications Read other articles by Peter F..