The ear is the avenue to the heart.
Hi folks! Happy Poetry Friday! Today's poem is "Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear" by Mosab Abu Toha.
Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear
by Mosab Abu Toha
For Alicia M. Quesnel, MD
When you open my ear, touch it
My mother’s voice lingers somewhere inside.
Her voice is the echo that helps recover my equilibrium
when I feel dizzy during my attentiveness.
You may encounter songs in Arabic,
poems in English I recite to myself,
or a song I chant to the chirping birds in our backyard.
When you stitch the cut, don’t forget to put all these back in my ear...
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