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  • Shatters lie about everywhere. In that cowfield a temple’s bones. On this hillside an abandoned village.

    Memories stitched into every stunning mile:
    Of thousands sent "back" to a country they did not know.
    Of earthquakes and wars and massacres and occupations.

    And Syria just beyond.

    A woman selling pottery shards made into jewelry.
    Children playing hide and seek.
    Goats in a church.
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