Naomi Shihab Nye, “Torn Map” ▪︎ Palestinian-American poet ▪︎

Once, by mistake,

she tore a map in half.

She taped it back, but crookedly.

Now all the roads ended in water.

There were mountains

right next to her hometown.

Wouldn’t it be nice

if that were true?

I’d tear a map

and be right next to you.