Palestinian blood is a cruel antidote,
to the dreamlike slumber white supremacy,
has over the world.
A blood sacrifice to hold a pale mirror up,
so the world can see itself soberly,
hung over, and bleeding.
Palestinian children drinking water from puddles,
do they see the moon in their hands?
Grinding animal feed into bread,
do they hold the night as they eat?
While Zionist warmongers produce,
magically awakened straw puppets.
“Hamas” they shout like a circus clown,
to elicit the correct response that means,
more land, more money, more bombs
for the Zionist meatgrinder into which
small children are fed daily.
The very sacrifice to the white gods,
the selfsame sobering shout,
that will call the world to awaken.
Charl Landsberg is a South African writer, poet, musician, and artist who’s work often focusses on issues of social justice.