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Waiting For Santa by Rishan Singh

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]I waited for Santa like any ordinary kid during Christmas, and though I had never seen him or heard from him, I still ran to hug our Christmas tree. The children played and we hugged...

The Perfect Friend by Shannen Wrass

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]Today I found a friend Who knew everything I felt She knew my every weakness And the problems I have dealt. She understood my wonders And listened to my dreams, She listened to how I...

My First Word Was Daddy by Xabiso Vili

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab3=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]I tried to speak to my father today, tried to build a bridge between our tongues, but the salty waters beneath the spaces between us are already infected with the decaying words that never made...

I Have Heard Mermaids Singing by Clinton Inman

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]Across wet glass we rub our noses To paint a picture that presupposes Like confused footsteps that reach Across some worn and weathered beach. Words that fix you, find you, Words that bind you, blind...

The Day-Thieves by Charl Landsberg

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1] (for the LGBTQI community) they came to steal the sun away and silence all our songs and poems for only ‘righteous’ folk may sing by the sunlight so we sang by the light of...