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Cushions and Shields by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] My Mother's breathPleads in guttural tonesAs weeping watersMeet disintegrating dreamsIn a sludgeConstricting Twelve glaring eyesTwelve haughty naresHold icy judgementExhaling societal maleficenceLike snowflakesSmothering We are the lost sons and daughtersOf sacrificeOf sleepless nightsOf labor painsBirthing high hopesSlowlyFaltering YetIf you...

She Said: by Sekou

[tabby title="Poem"] She said: Conquer my mourning at night, heed my cry. I will lay my head on your promisesMuster courage to stay still,I will lend my eyes to the unseenAnd faithfully surrender when you blind my eyesTo the seen,...

Awaiting Resurrection by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Before our eyes,Under our watch:Taken,against your will,So rape is named!Of you,our daughter.yesterday was your mother,and your sister -last year. Today, in the court's glareYour soul stand barearraigned again-Now before the world-as though once wasn’t enough! Once alone, in...

Sex before marriage by Ayathandwa Mpofu

[tabby title="Poem"] A scripture placed between her legs preventing her from exploring her sexuality Teachings that have allowed her to cross her legs until she finds her Adam Until a love story is created in the hearts of two lovers...

Butterfly by SianSunflower

[tabby title="Poem"] "You have changed."and she glows-because she knows.She hoped to have changed,to have undergone tremendous shifts.As though her being thus far had been a dormant volcano.She has healed molten wounds etched deep inside her ageless soul... She didn't wish...