My Neighbor Looks Like My Mother

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Such an ancient habit, making ourselves new.

My neighbor looks like my mother

who left a long time ago

and did not hear any of this.

—Hayan Charara from poem Elegy with Apples, Pomegranates, Bees, Butterflies, Thorn Bushes, Oak, Pine, Warblers, Crows, Ants, and Worms