When the lands of Abraham were made into smaller morsels for reasons lost to politics and punditry

Blind to Britain’s colonial ambitions: its mandate in Mosel, lovers of peace called Prime Minister Blair Bush’s poodle.

Burdened now by parodies of personality: in shackles for the colour of his skin, the style of his hair, the size of his hands, “his smiles, his frowns”

They’ve given him up “to play the fool” for Macron, for France’s defunct Syrian mandate and impoverished Europe’s Imperial dream.