all i can do


All I Can Do
Naomi Shihab Nye

“We have such a beautiful country, but it’s not been utilized before for this kind of tourism…” – George Rishmawi, AramcoWorld


One hand out against the earth,
one hand up against the sky.

Somehow I walk between them.
They carry messages through my body,
on a cord stretched between far places.
What could have been, what might be…

Some days it’s all I can do
to stand still and answer you.