Breakfast in Aleppo by Peter Balakian Muhamara, fig jam, zatar,
thin pita like soft parchment. I'm eating earth and air
as I fold it over cracked green olives. Peter Balakian's recent book of poems is Ziggurat (University of Chicago Press, 2010). He teaches at Colgate University.. Ben Shadis
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Breakfast in Aleppo

by Peter Balakian

Muhamara, fig jam, zatar,
thin pita like soft parchment.

I’m eating earth and air
as I fold it over cracked green olives.

Peter Balakian’s recent book of poems is Ziggurat (University of Chicago Press, 2010). He teaches at Colgate University.

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