IDF Caterpillar D9R (for Rachel Corrie)

By Michele Vavonese
By Michele Vavonese

By Khadija Anderson

She was a college student
or a terrorist sympathizer.

She wore a bright orange jacket
and waved her arms.

My nickname is Doobi
it means Teddy Bear in Hebrew.

I am an armored bulldozer,
it was murder or not.

My driver didn’t see her
or he did.

I can’t be blamed, I can’t stop myself.

I am just a caterpillar eating the olive tree
leaf by leaf.

Previously published in History of Butoh, Revolutionary Poets Brigade Anthology

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