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The Soul Sister of Wittgenstein by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Each word that comes out of your mouthis a potential swear word. Each word on the paperhas the potential to blow up somebody’s fuse. Words are a question of taste,revealing the mindset, the heart, and the soulof both...

Tears of the crying Africa by Kgutsang Alfred Setloboko

[tabby title="Poem"] Tears of the crying AfricaAfrica my landThey sailed to you from the westYou welcomed them in the CapeUbuntu you showed them“De mensheid” the Dutch would call it. Back they went, and they brought chains with themAfrica your child...

Deaths and Beginnings by Dshamilja Roshani

[tabby title="Poem"] I.Once,Home was a feelingRather than a place of birth.When borders had not yet formedScars on the face of the earth.When we were moving, dancing,Flowing at peace, composingThe songs of our soulsWith unbroken, effortlessEase. II.Later we discoveredThe nightmares. They...

C18H10N204 by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] C18H10N2O4 -The serial number of all the storage facilitiesThat look like meIn varying shadesOf historical resilience Let me tell you about this vaultFor which you contribute monthlyIn condescension A twenty-first century convenienceBorn from a prejudice of antiquityA safety...

Letter from a Transphobe by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Yes, I did mean to hurt you.And yes, I did mean to lie.I'll make all of this about me,as if you spat in my eye. I'll pretend that I'm the victim.I'll pretend that you're to blame.I'll pretend that...