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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).