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Dumiso: A Deferred Re-union by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Commandier,I missed youIn Rivonia.Without summonI meant to appearbefore the elders' counselbearing homage to the sage of Chikurubithe bridge between age and regimentsI dared intrude on elders ' space, incense and saluteOf the spirits of Zambezi, Wankie, Sipolilo, Lupane,...

Xenophobia or Not: Africans Denied Home in Afrika by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] A tear dropped today.Somewhere. Inside. In the past.Rippling effect, where we met.When hyenas were not friends,Yet baying at friend and foe alike. Your lips, still on mine-Proxy of the loss- between us,When we...shared dreams, hopesand cerebral malariaMindful-were we-of...

Fishing: Snout and Trout by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] For a trillionEqual to our economyOr just a billionYou, stop the globe on its axis? What of a millionNot in your dreamsTo some, amongst us,That's change,Not worth drooling! Just a tenth of itI'd be lost with it.Perhaps,three RDPs...

Down, But Not Out by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Belly up orFace downin this sweltering asphalt lavaBetween rock bottomOf the gaping volcanic pitAnd yawning dome aboveNone is without the otherIf what's up dare descendThose already downCan only rise Amidst nagging silencesAnd whispering sirensof sprouting avariceA descent into...

After the Night: Our Day is Due by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] RebornAgainAcross the riverHome once moreStrangers in nativityThe most familiar placeStomping ground of the godsHad I known what I now knowWhy would I waste my daysIn Babylon of captivity?When all I needed doingWas stowawayand crawl againBack into the wombAnd...