(Note: American peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death on March 16, 2003, while trying to stop an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) armored bulldozer from demolishing Palestinian homes in the occupied Gaza Strip.)
Barely a woman, twenty-three years old--
Soft, vulnerable. Surely, the Monster
Will stop in its tracks!
She steels her will,
Thinks of the tank in Tiananmen Square--
One little man stopping a tank!
They will perceive her love-resolve:
To die in a great cause is to mortar--
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