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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...

Shade Over Ankara-Requiem For Khashoggi by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Martyred and immortalised, Your fierce pen and mighty stance made a kingdom quake. When they turfed out your breath In that stranglehold They sought to stall and steal Your soul Your thought Your voice. Now your ghost stalks...

A Whiff of Rain by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] wilfully growling skies flirting trees teasing me Without respite mocking my longing. I yearn the dance And song too of freed motion and Released pent-up pain Taught as guitar strings, and the bows' strings, Of archers in the...