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Linger (Ode to Lucille) by A.D. Labuschagne

[tabby title="Poem"] Your scent lingers on my shirtWhen you leave, I find you hereLike a ghost, you haunt the hallways of my heartLeaving trails of fragrant flowers in your wake My heart is a garden.The soil was barren groundBut now...

H3rd by A.D. Labuschagne

[tabby title="Poem"] From afarA grey massHuddled together on faded grassI struggle to find the nucleusI struggle to find the heartNo matter how long I stareI cannot find the start Sheep,We're nothing more than sheepAwaiting the slaughter Behold the herdA mindless...

Divorce (or, A World Without Blue) by A.D. Labuschagne

[tabby title="Poem"] Do you remember when the ocean was still wine dark?When sheep were violet and honey was green?The world used to be fine without the color blueI'm sure I'll be fine, without you… The first shades recorded were black...

The People in Me by A.D. Labuschagne

[tabby title="Poem"] I get onto the old orange busThe one that seems to be falling apartA reflection of many of my fellow travellers. On the days that I don't take a nap -On the days that the tedium doesn't lead...

Five Questions for my Father by A.D. Labuschagne

[tabby title="Poem"] In the beginningWhen my being was still chaoticAnd voidWhen there was just waterAnd very little substanceYou loved meAnd called the firmament to riseTo expandTo grow limbs, and hair and eyesBut what purpose was in mind? You spoke into...