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Slowly Unchained by Charl Landsberg

18 July 2014 current issue, poetry Comments Off on Slowly Unchained by Charl Landsberg
he died to me, some time ago, long after I was free
and I still have his chains about my neck, as you can see
he never let me know where I could hope to find the key
to break these chains that keep his hate imprisoned inside me

so freedom came and there I was all chained about my skin
try as I might, to wrest and fight, to overcome and win
I hope a day brings quiet here to

Charl Landsberg is a South African poet, artist, musician, and academic. His area of interest includes issues of abuse, human and civil rights, LGBTQI awareness, and secular and humanist interests. His work is often written from the first person perspective and is very often autobiographic, thereby dealing with his own experiences of abuse. Landsberg is openly bisexual and transgender and this lends greatly to his theoretical and contextual frameworks in much of his poetry and other writings.

 

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