The Wrong Side of the Bridge

By Tala Abu Rahmeh

Washington, DC, USA / Jordan

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ABOUT THIS PIECE: A poem about the parallel lives of a refugee and someone who lives at home in Palestine.The difference in the experience of the struggle is very apparent but the haunting history occupies the scent of both stories.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tala Abu Rahmeh, was born in Amman, Jordan, then moved to Palestine in 1994. She graduated from Birzeit University with a degree in English Literature and is now pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at the American University in Washington DC.

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