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There’s no telling what we might do

Now that we’re fifteen again


Our-whole-lives-ahead-of-us has now returned


Palm trees and honeysuckle

Concrete barricades and little checkered sidewalks of beige

Billboards and freeways and high-rises with no faces


This life of ours,

We are slowly coming for it


This sky of ours

Blue, without khamsin, or planes


Wrists and hands hanging out the driver’s window

Threaded garlands of jasmine

And a call of the muezzin


We are no longer apart from Beirut

No longer apart from the sea

No longer estranged

No longer broken


There’s no telling where we’ll go

But I have a feeling

Today is the day

We do not surrender

About the Author:

Marie Baleo is a French writer born in 1990. She is a contributing writer for Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel. Her journalistic and non-fiction writing has appeared in Litro Magazine (U.K.), Alternet (U.S.) and Dagens Naeringsliv (Norway).