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Notional ekphrasis for my unborn daughter by Nkateko Masinga

[tabby title="Poem"] what the world needsand is yet to see –is peace –on your facewhen you are asleep love –on your facewhen you look at me hope –on your face when you askwhen daddy is coming home forgiveness –on your...

third world birds by Nkateko Masinga

[tabby title="Poem"] how lucky some birds must be to fly at whim -i, though eager to fly to himmust gather more than my limbs to go:cash, pages, stamps,must hoist luggage onto ramps& have more to tell the immigration officer than"please...

my lover pulls me off the train tracks on New Year’s Eve by Nkateko Masinga

[tabby title="Poem"] he finds me, feels for my breath and whispers ‘Thanks for staying’ into the groove God made for only his fingers, to feel my pulse and say ‘Oh thank God you’re still here. Are you trying to kill...

Portrait of the year as my lover by Nkateko Masinga

[tabby title="Poem"] It has been raining for as many hours as we have been married - I, still pink with the bliss of passion consummated, place my finger on your chin and you stir, a sign of life. I want...

Poet Profile: Nkateko Masinga

Nkateko Masinga is a South African author, publisher, spoken word artist, theatre actress, TEDx speaker, World Economic Forum Global Shaper and 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow. She was born in Mamelodi and completed her schooling at Glenstantia Primary School, The Glen...