“In the state of siege, time becomes space
Transfixed in its eternity
In the state of siege, space becomes time
That has missed its yesterday and its tomorrow.
The martyr encircles me every time I live a new day
And questions me: Where were you?”
–from Under Siege by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008)
–Flag is Palestinian flag on right & Syrian freedom flag on left (not same as Assad’s national flag)