transubstantiation

Gabrielle Spear

 

"transubstantiation" by Gabrielle Spear: in kafr kana where christ turned water into wine israel turns palestinian houses into rubble arrests the evicted bulldozes then charges a fee without a roof again the present absentee begs the foreign witness: will my story change the world now clap for the taxpayers who call his land flesh peace who prey his land their kingdom and feast on resolution thieves seize water from lips perpetually leaving to breed vineyards overrun with blood their flag everywhere grown from graves

 


Gabrielle Spear is a poet and history educator raised in Northwest Arkansas. Her poetry has appeared in Anomaly, fields magazine, Lumina, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Sonora Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and other publications. She is currently working on her first poetry collection.