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Surviving Is Not Enough by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Fire in Factory Kills 148: The Boston Sunday Globe, March 26, 1911.600 Texas Children Killed: Chicago Daily Tribune, March 19, 1937.The Climate Really is Getting Warmer: Sunday Telegraph, June 8, 1958.Policing the Police: Winston-Salem Chronicle, Vol. XVIII, No....

My love is not kind by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] “Love, the dangerous necessity the people seek without regard, to where they are. The human heart is curious”. My love is not kindMy love is not sweetMy love is not generousMy love is not forgiving, but I am....

The US of A by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] The whole damned United States of Americastretches from the soaring sand dunes of the Pacific Northwestto the pristine beaches along aquamarine water in the southeast. The sprawling country encompasses mountains, plains, wetlands and woodlands.But anodyne suburban strip malls...

This country, this country by T’MO

[tabby title="Poem"] The blue crane is dying.After years of going through an identity crisis, it has now convinced itself it's a phoenix, tired of being a crane that ties its entrails to birds of better feathers so they can fly...

Where we are thus far by Reitumetse

[tabby title="Poem"] How sweet it isthat life can begin this wayThat creation is playbetween earth and heavenFurtively,Forming itselfAnd all its bitOf blissNo one could see how warped it isOr taste the venom in its wonder kissesUntilSlavery, colonialism, apartheidUntilWhite became whiteand...