Artwork by the author based on photographs by Etienne Godiard and Brandon Green, with thanks
This poem questions the commandments for a cohesive social world by referring to Hollywood Moses tablets.”
من خلال الوصايا الهولييودية، تشكّك كلمات الشعر بالقيادة من أجل شعبٍ متماسك
fell off the tablets, one by one disorderly the fifth was the first to fall and from there there was no return The finger came down from the moon there were those who said it was God’s finger but the fury with which it came down pointing to the heart of the Earth told us that it was nothing less than the finger of the Universe itself the Black Mother of the Great All ... Fingers had never spoken before but this one did it recited the ancient poem of the four commandments and the world’s jaw dropped to the bottom of the sea From that mouth sprouted the tree of denunciation the first cure against the hunger for justice: "You shall not kill You will not lie You shall build peace with social justice You will love and respect the Universe and all its creatures —Including yourself— above all things."