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The Cartographer Of Memory
Author :NOIRLEDGEPUB
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5 Sabar

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(For Syria)





1st Invocation





I have seen with my own eyes, the Sibyl hanging in a jar, and when the boys asked her 'what do you want?' she answered, 'I want to die'


— Petronius.





To wait is to die. Every teardrop is a sea in the eyes of God.


Every gunshot every blast every wail


tearing through the darkness is a missing tone


in the orchestra of grief.


Hades seeks home in bodies of children in rubble


in graves,


I have housed pain in my bones


But there is a little space for the peace mother offers beyond the veil


so, I will wait.





2nd Invocation To leave is to die. On the road, outside Aleppo


asphalt is painted


with the blood of lost boys and running women


the birds sing in silence,


for new songs don't grow in throats that have grown limp from praying.





Every sunrise is a miracle, every breath is a promise waiting to be broken,


to leave is to die on the sea (where the water


takes and takes what is left of hope)


hunger boring into intestines paralyzed by want


by fear


by exhaustion, I must wait.





3rd Invocation


To live is to die.


(My tongue wears these words well now).


I have sang it into every song every tune


it feels like


there is no other song left for me.


I die every time


I close my eyes to sleep I die every time


I walk these streets Yet,


five times every day


I must gather myself into prayers and pray


and pray and wait. @@

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