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Brewing The Wind by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] I'm the seed in the soilAwaiting the summer rainsBeneath the pile,defying debris andtrying refuse,"I rise to meet my sun".Though the hurricane rageAnd the floods foamDaring to drown hopeIn cauldrons of despairDefiant I stride, head held highMutinious as hell...

“All Things Being [Not] Equal” by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] We had a professorOf economicsHe insistently refusedNaming the economicsHe was feeding us,He preferred not to name economics;For "if we found value in his teaching",His task would've been done, he said.He was supped in Genevadined in Myanmar andLunched in...

Menacing Crossings by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] "Atlantic Middle-Passage" Amidst sharks' jaws- Human and marine-alike "Mediterranean journeys" Mealed within crocodiles' bellies, Children of migration Matlola terata Mikimbisi and baphaphathehi refugees, fugitives, fatalities and survivors Of vultures and hirelings' raids Of no address, and "particular origins...

One View Mirror by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Sisi's Egypt, is not an issue He would be, if USA said so We're fine for now- democracy reigns. Until the tide returns and the Nile flows the other way to Jinja, Juba and land of Lalibela. We...

After The Fires, Give Us This Day- by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] After The Fires, Give Us This Day- In the orgasmic space Frenzied infernos raging Billowing smoke, flying mangled zinc Glowing embers, charred walls Wailing sirens and weeping women Left homeless, Now roaming amidst floating soot A mother rakes...