I heard a voice in the darkness
of another sleepless night;
whether it was whispering or shouting
I could not tell,
and nor could I tell where it came from:
‘If you claim the right to kill us
because we stand in the way
of your ambitions,
then we claim the right
to to stand in your way,
even if we are killed.
If you claim the right to fight
those who would oppose you,
then we claim the right to fight
those who would enslave us.’
Thinking about Ukraine and Palestine tonight, and what their people have in common.