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Every Friday in Jerusalem

12 April 2013 2 Comments

Every Friday in Jerusalem

By Nora Lester Murad


Nora Lester Murad

On Fridays,

I feel rested
you feel anxious

I make pancakes
you cut onions

I fold laundry
You tie kafiyehs

I read email
You read danger

I buy fish
You buy time

I contemplate you
you contemplate them


tear gas stings
shots ring

I cringe
you bleed

I write


Nora Lester Murad, PhD, writes fiction and commentary from Jerusalem, Palestine. Her blog, “The View from My Window in Palestine” addresses issues of international development and life under military occupation She is a life-long social justice activist and a founder of Dalia Association, Palestine’s first community foundation. She tweets from @NoraInPalestine.

More by Nora Lester Murad:

Mothering in the “Ramallah Bubble”

In Jerusalem, Even the Dentist Let’s You Know Who’s in Charge

Neda Was in My House – In Jerusalem!

Do Pigs Fly – Or Is This a Matter of Human Rights?

In Jerusalem, I Sat Crying

Determining Development Priorities: A Palestinian Right

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2 Comments to “Every Friday in Jerusalem”
  1. [...] poem was published on PeaceXPeace. I would love your [...]

  2. Daniel Moskowitz says:

    Good “Zen” Poetry. Simple but powerful.

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