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TERRORISM IN THE EYES OF THE IMPERIAL BEHOLDER

A poem by Julia Wright

the French word

for rabies

is

la rage -

rage or outrage

and

the French have a saying -

a man who wants to get rid of his dog

accuses it of spreading rabies

the people of Gaza

treated as inhuman animals

worse than dogs

are charged

with terrorism

come to think of it

what an honor!

world war two’s resistance

against nazi extermination

was designated

as terrorism

by the Axis allies

what an honor !

Mandela

was monitored

as a terrorist

by the CIA

What an honor !

Tortuguita

peacefully meditating

near Israeli-funded cop city

was executed

in cold blood

on suspicion

of domestic terrorism

What an honor !

in the spirit of Mandela

in the spirit of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

in the spirit of Tortuguita

in the spirit of Attica

may the anti colonial outrage

of the People of Palestine

contaminate us all -

the only epidemic

worth dying for

(c) Julia Wright. October 17 2023. All Rights Reserved To The family of Wadea Al- Fayoume.