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Trying to Find Sources in Amman – A Series of Haikus

May 18, 2012

Somewhere, out there, is my long-lost source…

I dial the phone

No one answers while it rings

Why won’t you call back?

Sweat pours down my face

Folds of fabric suffocate

This sweltering cab.

The streets choked with cars

Hear Arabic beats booming

I am late and standing still.

Searching for some English

Desperately asking “Do you know?”

Finally, one – she says “Yes.”

You say meet at one

He says I will try, maybe.

Interview cancelled.

Try to learn language

Try to learn the culture norms

Then, there is success?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Grace Tabeek permalink
    May 19, 2012 12:32 am

    Your Mom misses you

    She thinks your wonderful

    Tears are commonplace

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