Palestinian heart beats
in an Israeli chest
You, o my brother,
O you, Habibi!

The surgeon holds hearts in his hands
one in his left, one in his right
both drenched in blood

Two hearts weigh exactly the same:
priceless beyond measure: a tangled root,
a debt that cannot be paid

Palestinian heart beats in an Israeli chest
and the Israeli weeps: will he ever be able to
look a Palestinian in the eyes

the same way again?
Will he ever be freed
from the obligation of brotherhood?

Palestinian heart beats
in an Israeli chest
You, o my brother,
O you, Habibi!

© 2018, Wendy Brown-Baez

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