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Mending by Ingrid de Kok

In and out, behind ,across The Formal gesture binds the cloth the stitchery's a surgeon's rhyme a Chinese stamp, a pantomime   of print. Then Spoor. The trail of red Scabs rise, stigmata from the thread a cotton chronicle congealed...

A wildfire in a well by Amandisa Sibiya

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1] You are a wildfire, they said But how does such a fire exist within a well of water? Can a home house both serenity and anxiety? Can conservation and consumption walk in together through...

My day by Charl Landsberg

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1] Today is my day, Elijah. Tread carefully so not to sully your holy shoes. For your war with the king Ahab, and the souls you’d abuse, and the innocent casualties in the middle. Such...

Our President by Sehloho Piet Rampai

[tabby title="Poem"]   Our President who art in Parliament Hollow be thy government Thy constitution comes Thy will be done, in rural areas As it is done in urban areas Give us each day Our subsidy and grants And forgive...

The boy who cried by Gill Homu.

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1] He cried his heart out and ripped his skin apart barely alive, curled up in a box the walls were closing in on him He screamed for help but his voice was muffled by...