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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...

Poetry Potion Print Quarterly 13 Cover Reveal

Friends, our next print edition ‘Poetry Potion 13: Transformation’ is about to hit the shelves. We are pleased to reveal the cover for this edition, Designed by our editor Quaz Roodt. Inspired by the poem ‘Transformation’ by Myesha Jenkins the...

3 Generations In Love by Sibulelo Manamatela

[tabby title="Poem"] a summer drunk sky laying his head on Gogo the first of two suns to colour her lips darker to kiss her and ask for more a summer drunk sky once reflected in dad’s eyes cradles umama through...

Two being – Like Women by Sibulelo Manamatela

[tabby title="Poem"] I Women Like being sent to Frolic around masked men To consummate sin, ‘devil’s work’ They say. No no- vice to God’s tongue, As barren as moonshine, Cynical like bible scriptures Unsaid. II Unsaid Scriptures bible Like cynical...