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Mantsho by Hazel Tobo

[tabby title="Poem"] Mantsho,Breathing in places you were placed to dielike cactus plantsunderrated yet evergreenyour skin knows how to fight for youlike cactus plantsoverlooked but not to be messed withlike cactus plantsWalking on fire has never looked so easyfeet in tune...

Epiphany by Hazel Tobo

[tabby title="Poem"] I sit in the dark,my head heavy with just enough memories.The person I like is a baobab tree,wise with thoughts that could strike rocks into diamonds.I, on the other hand, am a book, written as the page flips,a...

My Mother’s Breath by Hazel Tobo

[tabby title="Poem"] My mother's breath has never stopped keeping me aliveLike an oxygen tank invisible to the eyeI know that when she breathes my heart is cleansedNot every eye can see what I have seenIn the magic that permeates the...

To those who keep us alive by Hazel Tobo

[tabby title="Poem"] I am sorry for all the times I have come to you in shardsRolling away intact,  heavy of suppressionFull to my chest of forgetfulnessReturning choking from all the thank you's I have swallowedKnowing they were rightfully yoursMade to...

If I say I am home by Hazel Tobo

[tabby title="Poem"] If I say I am home hereWill you promise to not leave meWill you swear to never burn downWith everything inside youAnd all of me inside you?Will you promise to be my anchor?Will you stay even when I...