Beyond the Fence

My Friend Beyond the Fence

My friend beyond the fence
Calls it a Wall

We will turn all walls into fences
Then our children will sit with each other over Ful M’dammas
Sweet tea
Strong coffee

I will speak with Farid al-Atrash playing in my mind
Umm Kulthum singing through me —
incantations

Whenever you speak
I will listen for the musical Shlomo

What if I told you
I am you

What if I felt that way
And we had no history
At all

jsg, usa

Sleepless Series
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