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Poetry by Leila Nicar

lost in the move

she speaks no english // smiles only at her husband // loves you like winter sun at 3p.m. on a winter’s day // watches you watching her watching catholic mass on early morning tv while she dips her bread into more-milk-than-coffee

the watch is tick-ticking on the corner of her old dresser // dirty gold // shining dim like hospital rooms after visiting hours end // a tiny metronome that her heart can’t follow anymore

Leila Nicar (she/her) is an occupant of the unceded Kwantlen, Musqueam, Tsawwassen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Qayqayt, and Kwikwetlem territories (otherwise known as Surrey, BC). Fourth-year creative writing major at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Writer of emotionally-charged words. Animation enthusiast. Lover of mountains, playlists, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Instagram: @Cabeswhatever

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