Originally published in Emancipation & Liberation Issue 8, Autumn 2004.
This wall between us slowly grows
slinking along the dusty earth
like some snake in the desert sands
Once in Jericho it fell down
by those who now do the building
the heirs of the trumpet blowers
Once Belshazzar saw the writing
on the wall, Daniel read the words
Mene, mene, tekel, parsin.
The days of your kingdom will end
for your acts have been found wanting
and your kingdom is divided