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The heart is beautiful by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] “She was not at odds with the times–the times was at odds with her,” Shabazz says in the documentary (What happened, Ms Simone?). “I think when a person moves to their own kind of clock, spirit, flow, if...

Devotion by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Did you think that the love would torment lessif you ripped the heart from your chest,held it in your palm and pulsated it with the squeeze of your fistThe daffodils empty their blight bulbous belliesand look up to...

Rumor has it…by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Tongues bewitch the mouth with the sorcery of wordsHandcrafted lies traded off as the morose parlance of love spellsChanging spaces with gazes firmly focused on palatable parablesThe fleeting and feigning comatose that paralyzes emotions is besieged in the...

Aesthetics of fetishes by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] The gift-givers have stolen the hands of timeAlas!They jump on rooftops pulling from their sacks all the memories that time took awayThe healing of time drowns where crocodiles brood the cracking mudTheir tears, forlorn!Looking for the gory beneath...

Shapes of love by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Accentuated crimson shapes of loveA murky musk that lures the scent of lustPheromones secreted through the pores ripping apart with the overflow of desireNot even a frown can shield the face of a longing heart,seeking refuge to be...