This is a cropped part of a painting I hope to finish one day. It is a mixed media collage and it is on a large piece of plywood. The painting is an expression of the pain of occupation, oppression and turmoil in Palestine; and being part of a family from the larger diaspora, feeling a sense of deep sadness and dismay about the current situation rocking our brothers and sisters in Jerusalem and Gaza today.
Admittedly, The pic is not so great, but I hope you get an idea of it.
And this image below, is a close-up of a piece of poetry, by an unknown Palestinian author, interspersed amongst some of my own poetry (and others) attached to this collage…to this day unfinished but I am hopeful…as I am, for the future of Palestine.
I have coupled it here with some poetry I wrote. I wrote this a long time ago, but after revisiting it, it is exactly how I feel today, with all this chaos in our world.
Climb this ladder into the night
Gazing from up high
turmoil under the stars
the worlds’ picture show.
Leave it for now
in the lens of escape
the fracture upon
the collective landscape.
Bask in the comfort of
peaceful black softness
resting the mind’s eye
weary from exhaustion.
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