remember this map

this was your home

here you were born

here there are mountains

and an angled peak at the crest

the name is lost

here was the lake the streams and rivers filled every year

the names are lost

we lived by this stream here

in a house of two floors

built of brick and wood

with windows of glass

family lived here

and here

and here

another town was here

and here

a city was here


the lake and the mountains are still there

the city and towns are gone

remember where they were

remember this map


seattle - westlake park - may 15 2006

in remembrance of Palestinian refugees and al-Nakba - the Catastrophe

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