Sunday Poem

Israeli Patrols Kill 90 Dogs in Arab Town

.... —The New York Times, April 14, 1995

I’m living in sin
with an Egyptian Jew
raised in Paris.
We stroll
in Central Park.
Her mutt, Gaulois,
off the leash.
How lucky
he is not in Hebron
where gods
kill dogs
for sport.

by Rafiq Kathwari
from In Another Country,
Doire Press, 2015