About a poetry coordinator sitting beneath an umbrella
who reports so and so
is booking readings all over town
now that she's screwing your know who.
About an editor who thinks she's single
because her husband has gone
on a business trip to Italy for two weeks
while she stays home with her son.
About a manager cut and pasting grants
for a million dollar project into a Word document
who's pissed his boss doesn't know
the first thing about leadership.
About the head of armed forces in Falluja
who said Abu Ghaib happened
because an enlistee tucked his brains
up a black hood.
About the Israeli government who thinks
Palestinians are terrorists
who should go back to where they came from
or get pushed back into the sea.
About Palestinians who said
Israelis see history with one eye
and who don't understand
how a tree can die standing
even when it's been cut down.