A kid feeding a rhinoceros
Silly boy, rhinoceroses are proud!
Don’t patronize him!
In recent news: “Rhinoceros tramples all over a home in the West Bank”
I have shouted long enough at the top of my lungs
That they have now become as thin as leaves.
I have cried long enough that my rosy cheeks
Have become as dry as the skin of a pomegranate.
Don’t blame me for putting my pen down,
Don’t blame me for selling my vocal chords
To buy a rifle.
Don’t blame me for fighting.
My voices have masked those of the voiceless long enough.
They have kept you on your high horse
Long enough, trembling with fear.
And now, that I have silenced them
And you, will finally come down
I can show you what it’s like
To have someone place a dandelion
On your grave.