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Self Is- by Sibulelo Manamatela

[tabby title="Poem"] the winning lottery numbersmeat stuck between teeththe perfect shade of nail polish i do not knowi dig & cannot plucki cannot pick the right words to say i love youan arms length awaya thorn in a rose bush...

Poet Profile: Sibulelo Manamatela

Writer and poet, Sibulelo Manamatela is from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal and is currently based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.   Her poetry has been published in Vol. II  of 20.35: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Sol Plaatjie European Union Poetry Anthology Vol. VIII, Poetry Potion 13:...

Healing with Salt Water (Haiku) by Sibulelo Manamatela

[tabby title="Poem"] a passage of lightcuts through a trembling bodyfinds grief on its knees [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Sibulelo Manamatela is a poet and creative writing student. [tabbyending]

Big-school Bullies by Sibulelo Manamatela

[tabby title="Poem"] morning arrives feeling foggy wondering ‘do I have to go?’ only seven turning eight, ‘mommy can I stay at home? the kids are loud kick me in the butt and you always come a little late!’ [tabby title="Poet...

The Harvest by Sibulelo Manamatela

[tabby title="Poem"] and on some days there is no night before the sun can set my grandfather plucks it from the sky and hides it in the gap between my teeth I chew and spit it out like sugarcane it...