Three meters away or less

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They bound her, burned her, shovelled earth on top of her
They heaped their scorn upon her
Then built a temple from her
For every sect
They stole her story and replaced it with a forgery
Terrifying
She is a thought, she is an illusion, she is a myth
She is a tree, roots bound to both banks of a river
She is a sovereign tree, she is two separate trees
She is neither tree nor roots
She is the salt of seawater once evaporated
She is the land of a blessed curse
Indistinguishable are her roots from the gas pipes which connect the two banks in the name of the Lord
And the roots are for the Lord and the gas is for the Lord
Likewise the two banks
For the most righteous of us is the one who has found the Lord and taken his Commandment

على بُعْدِ ثَلاثَةِ أمتارٍ أو أَقَلّ

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قَيَّدوها، أَحْرَقوها وقَلَبوا الأرضَ فوقَها
صَبّوا سَخَطَهُمْ عَلَيْها
ثُمَّ صَنَعوا مِنْها مَعْبَدًا
لِكُلِّ الطَّوائِفِ
سَرَقوا قِصَّتَها واسْتَبْدَلوها بِزائِفَةٍ
مُخيفَةٍ
هي فِكْرَةٌ، هي وَهْمٌ، هي خُرافَةٌ
هي شَجَرَةٌ مَوْصولَةٌ جُذورُها بِحافَّتَيْ نَهْرٍ
هي شَجَرَةٌ مَفْصولَةٌ هي شَجَرَتان
هي لا شَجَرَةٌ ولا جَذْرٌ
هي مِلْحُ ماءِ البَحْرِ بَعْدَ قِيامِه
هي أَرْضُ لَعْنَةٍ مُبارَكَةٍ
لا فَرْقَ بَيْنَ جُذورِها وبَيْنَ أُنْبوبِ غازٍ وَصَلَ بَيْنَ الضِّفَّتَيْنِ بِاسْمِ الرَّبِّ
فَالجَذْرُ للرَّبِّ والغازُ للرَّبِّ
وكَذلِكَ الضِّفَّتانِ
فَأَحَقُّنا مَنْ وَصَلَ الرَّبَّ وأَخَذَ وِصايَتَه