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Amazonia (Part 1) by Xoa Mannie

[tabby title="Poem"] Between the waters,The waters were below.And her curiosity: an instinctthat could build a village,only it died when humans came into its habitat. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Zoleka Xoa Mannie is a 25-year-old Social ape, in essence: an aesthetic philosopher,...

The ivory of speech by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] The ivory of speech …of course I hated the warsbut like all men activeI fought in them tooAnd now I speak to youfrom blood and broken-nessAs in a forest:all the trees that are fallen and kept alive by...

Jupiter by Owolabi Ogunlana

[tabby title="Poem"] Jupiter, bring down your wall and dive into the ocean's abyss,Take off your shirt, run free and have conversations on the wind's wings,There is no need for shoes when your legs haven't felt the coolness of the earth,Nor...

Fishing: Snout and Trout by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] For a trillionEqual to our economyOr just a billionYou, stop the globe on its axis? What of a millionNot in your dreamsTo some, amongst us,That's change,Not worth drooling! Just a tenth of itI'd be lost with it.Perhaps,three RDPs...

How much I really want to fall in love by Noel Diketane

[tabby title="Poem"] I really really really want to visit the beachBut I'm a sandcastle.So much like love the ocean only knows how to tear me down. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Noel Mbengeni Diketane is a poet who's still learning how to...