From the Fall 2015 Issue “Food Fight“
I. Jerusalem 586 B.C.
They that be slain with the sword are better
than they that be slain with hunger:
for these pine away, stricken through
for want of the fruits of the field.
II. Damascus 2012
We ate grass we ate nothing but grass
and sparrows’ feet the name of a weed
our grandmother’s knew to boil
after the gas we sucked its green marrow and lived
Amineh Sawwan 9.7.90-
[Photo courtesy of Patrick Loeff]