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Grief by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Grief:a breathless thief.A fist around the heart,forbidding relief.Grief:dances in a grey veil,of dull midwinter mornings,to cull hours,and days,to experience loss,in a myriad of ways.Grief:a careless ghoul,of constant persistence.Grief:again. Again.We never get used to loss.We never get used to...

Horrible Humans by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] (cw) queerphobic violence Jay was far too gay for church.His parents sent him away.Jane's parents only called her Joe,he, him, his, night and day.Jolene and June do not want kids,and refused life-saving treatment.Joseph needs his hormone meds,but supplies...

Marduk By Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Kiss me again, Marduk, as only you know.Teach me again how you cause the waters to ebb and flow.Call upon the dragons of the mountains and seas,entreat them to dance upon your whims,upon your voice, upon your perfect...

Watch: Ricky Man- Video Poem by Charl Landsberg

Charl Landsberg is a South African poet and a regular contributor to Poetry Potion’s online and print publications. Their work focuses on queer rights, feminism, social justice and anti-racism. Read below as Charl explains the inspiration and context behind their...

Sonnet for Revenge by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] How brightly we greet on this day that we meet;sitting beneath Blake’s poison tree.A tooth and a smile to make hot days worthwhile,and a way to spend pennies and hours,on niceties, cakes, burgers, and shakes;pretending there’s no venom...