A family arrived and said that they had papers to prove that his house was theirs.

-No, no, said the man, my people have always lived here.

My father, grandfather . . . and look in the garden,

My great grandfather planted that.

-No, no, said the family, look at the documents.

There was a stack of them.

-Where do I start? said the man.

-No need to read the beginning, they said,

Turn to the page marked ‘Promised Land’

-Are they legal? he said, Who wrote them?

-God, they said, God wrote them, look,

here come His Tanks.


Michael Rosen