Tum­ble­weed

Prairie Fire - - TABLE OF CONTENTS - CHRISTINA HAJJAR

Mom said we come from the moun­tain peo­ple in Be­qaa val­ley

and I won­der if all those winds

wrapped her tum­ble­weed here

Mom says she will re­tire some­where hot

to rest easy and give her skin the sun it needs

to heal new any­where but here

The thing about tum­ble­weeds

is they don’t find their way back

The breeze will clap a good­bye song

against the flag boasted on her white sub­ur­ban

home and she will float along tum­ble

spread seedlings and whis­pers of the ends

of her worlds while she swells

at the weep of the land which bore her

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