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Forgive me by Kwazi Rangwaga

[tabby title="Poem"] I saw myself run into the corn field.Cheeks burnt from tears that wouldn't evenFor a stranger yield.Bruised feet from the mile I had walkedSwollen lips, i had no idea how much I had screamed and talked.Screamed and talked,...

Renewal by Mosima Phakane

[tabby title="Poem"] Yesterday's painShouldn't linger here any longerHang above you like a dark cloudPack away the scars they left behindBurn all the closets with bonesPulling you in every nightClosing in to your daily routinesConvincing you that ropes and razorsAre your...

Veiled by Rudolph Nagel

[tabby title="Poem"] I fell asleep, as I opened my eyesDrifting away with the newborn sunriseFar from all brotherhoods in garments of liesCarried by winds with shape-shifting criesI went off the path, just as the crow fliesTo places concealed from all...

A Letter to Myself by Gorata Balisi

[tabby title="Poem"] Old friendI am sorry I could not take the bullet for youI felt it as it pierced right through youLeaving bits and pieces of youSprawled across the halls of timeLike adlibs to a bad chorusYour chords sound scatteredThe...

Viscosity by Onyedikachi Chinedu

[tabby title="Poem"] Viscosity on my mind, the weather is a sea creature.it’s Thursday known as death’s day.eyestill in the creature’s vault. then it was me and it; a freak mutualism:something out of a grotesque setting.yet we stride over the viscosity...