दृष्टि/Drishti* by Salimah Valiani

Quaz | April 24th, 2024 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

today’s body fires
not jihadis or kamikazes

still
they don’t sway our scrambling
statements/sign ons/sinking symbols

don’t make us stop and feel

our minuteness

the brevity
between the last flame and limpness

— In honour of the acts of an unnamed woman in Atlanta, December 1, 2023
and Aaron Bushnell, February 25, 2024

Poet Bio

* in yoga: focused gaze 

Salimah Valiani is a poet and researcher. Her poetry collection, 29 leads to love, was the 2022 Winner of the International Book Award for Contemporary Poetry. Her forthcoming collection, IGoli EGoli, will be released later this year by Botsotso Press.

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