Wednesday, January 21, 2009
In my Pocket: Israel and Palestine
In My Pocket
what's this in my pocket?
it's a tongue
there are teeth in my other pocket
if i could get them together
like the Israelis and the Palestinians
there'd be a lot of nifty consonants
they could say together
it'd be tremendous
but then again
how'd i ever sit down?
i'd never be able to finish my dinner
or bend over to watch the little people
holding festivals in my honour
and in my shoes
from my book Outside the Hat (Coach House Books) available online and in print.