One of the bravest voices

Allgemein 8. Dezember 2023

If I must die,
you must live
to tell my story
to sell my things
to buy a piece of cloth
nd some strings,
(make it white with a long tail)
so that a child, somewhere in Gaza
while looking heaven in the eye
awaiting his dad who left in a blaze–
and bid no one farewell
not even to his flesh
not even to himself–
sees the kite, my kite you made, flying up above
and thinks for a moment an angel is there
bringing back love
If I must die let it bring hope
let it be a tale

Refaat al-Ar’eer, killed in an israeli
airstrike on Dec. 6th in Gaza