Walls of Hummus

“Make hummus not walls”

Uttered the internet 

Snap to attention, wars are brewing 


Just across the Mediterranean 

A 20-minute flight from Cyprus 

The best hummus on Earth 


Girls on the top floor, 

Not a hair to be seen in this restaurant

Dip their fries into sad pools of unrelenting sauce 


Oh how I wish it was hummus 

But hummus belongs across the wall

Here, all we have is knock-off chipotle mayo 


Separating, the emulsion breaking 

A green clad soldier approaches

Phallic weapon in her once soft hand 


“passports please” I came here for the hummus 

But I freeze in privileged victimhood,

Glancing around to observe the disparity 


At least our plates let us transcend.

Acti-tourism, tourism activism, justice tourism

We must defend what is not ours 


I came here for the hummus, now 

I cannot even open my pathetic mouth. 

Our car rumbles through pages of 

History we wish we could scream anew 


Alas, my jaw is glued shut, we cross 

With ease, swallowing hummus on either side.

Written by Adri Rocks


Author: Adri Rocks @arockspoetry
Header Art: Esmé Rocks @esmerocksphotography
Thumbnail Art: Maria Myers @liminaledition