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Self Is- by Sibulelo Manamatela

[tabby title="Poem"] the winning lottery numbersmeat stuck between teeththe perfect shade of nail polish i do not knowi dig & cannot plucki cannot pick the right words to say i love youan arms length awaya thorn in a rose bush...

Poet Profile: Sibulelo Manamatela

Writer and poet, Sibulelo Manamatela is from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal and is currently based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.   Her poetry has been published in Vol. II  of 20.35: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Sol Plaatjie European Union Poetry Anthology Vol. VIII, Poetry Potion 13:...

love As Inadequacy by Sibulelo Manamatela

[tabby title="Poem"] a. six dirty hands, a was-once-blank wallmy mother’s shoes walk themselvesinto her palms, left on right righton left. b. the sheep hugged the wolf but thatdid not change the course. c. abraham and isaac jesusand his father d....

Healing with Salt Water (Haiku) by Sibulelo Manamatela

[tabby title="Poem"] a passage of lightcuts through a trembling bodyfinds grief on its knees [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Sibulelo Manamatela is a poet and creative writing student. [tabbyending]

Big-school Bullies by Sibulelo Manamatela

[tabby title="Poem"] morning arrives feeling foggy wondering ‘do I have to go?’ only seven turning eight, ‘mommy can I stay at home? the kids are loud kick me in the butt and you always come a little late!’ [tabby title="Poet...