Gaza genocide

Humanity is humanity is humanity
Slaughter is slaughter
A dead daughter, a dead daughter

Looking out from pummeled
apartment building rubble
at airplane dropping destruction,
what do you see?

I see ‘Made in USA’
falling towards me

Pediatric hospitals have been forcibly evacuated
surgical knives left in children’s stomachs

Thank you for making Israel safe
Thank you for your whites-only empathy
Thank you for making the world safe
for genocidal ‘democracy’,
for absolute hypocrisy

As a prolific author from the Boston area, Peter F. Crowley writes in various forms, including short fiction, op-eds, poetry and academic essays. In 2020, his poetry book Those Who Hold Up the Earth was published by Kelsay Books and received impressive reviews by Kirkus Review, the New Age and two local Boston-area newspapers. His writing can be found in Middle East Monitor, Znet, 34th Parallel, Pif Magazine, Galway Review, Digging the Fat, Adelaide’s Short Story and Poetry Award anthologies (finalist in both) and The Opiate. His books That Night and Other Stories (CAAB Publishing) and Empire’s End (Alien Buddha Press) were released during the week of Friday the 13th in October 2023. Read other articles by Peter F..