By Leila al Haddad from Gaza City
The shells have been falling non stop
we are being silenced and consigned to the realm of the irrelevant,
the over and done with
they are nailing the coffin on Gaza.
Gaza is like a neglected prison in zoo
where the zookeepers turn off the faucets
cast it aside.
occasionally, when the animals get really hungry,
they poke and prod at them
and throw them a bone.