Poems of the Week

Kurds Away

by Nora Jay

“Trump defends Syria decision by saying Kurds ‘didn’t help us with Normandy‘”
—The Guardian

And why stop there? It’s just absurd
How much we’ve faced without one Kurd:
Recall the Alamo—a word
Synonymous with lack of Kurd,
And Little Big Horn—not one third
Of which proud name bears trace of Kurd.
“What good,” cries Trump, his foot-bones spurred,
“Has ever come from any Kurd?”