SUBSCRIBE BY MAIL


Treasure by Tasmiyah Oumar

[tabby title="Poem"] Let me rip open my heart so that you may see the darkness within me. I find no treasure worthy of your love, my love. Perhaps you are the treasure I have been searching for. Perhaps you are...

Before dawn by Retshepisitswe Makhatha

[tabby title="Poem"] The Ouroboros, with a stretched mouth devours the remnants of a burnt out sun Anarchy descends upon blacked out miles and shades are half drawn over blacked out eyes The light stopped flickering it did not fade out...

Frisson by Sarah Josie Pridgeon

[tabby title="Poem"] I am small and squirmish You cannot see me But I know you. I have known you And I know you would like To see me. I am the itch You like to scratch. I am hungry. Tick,...

Re be re raloka re tuka by Raesetja Wendy Seleme

[tabby title="Poem"] Re be re swere mollo ka diatla. Re raloka mantlwane ka meši. Re taboga molora bjalo ka kgathi. Re namela mehlare mebele e tuka. Re le dikgošigadi re nnoši lefaufaung. Re kitimela kgabo ye e sa yeng felo....

An Excursion From Melancholia by Phumelelokuhle Ngidi

Don’t come look for me, I’ll be gone, Leaving a hollow house With shredded papers of unfinished poems. Don’t come look for me, I’m torn, Between churches and liquor stores Whirling through songs of broken men and vagabonds. Don’t come...