Saadia Peerzada presents three poems that are woven together by solitude, transience and momentary reflection. Verses such as these elucidate how poetry can emanate from quotidian situations, from a visit to a grocery store to a moment of transit, to a moment of introspection before heading to class. In that mode, these verses serve as a testament to the poetic gaze that retrieves (otherwise) lost poetry from everyday life.

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