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Mantsho by Hazel Tobo

[tabby title="Poem"] Mantsho,Breathing in places you were placed to dielike cactus plantsunderrated yet evergreenyour skin knows how to fight for youlike cactus plantsoverlooked but not to be messed withlike cactus plantsWalking on fire has never looked so easyfeet in tune...

That Table by Itumeleng Tsagane

[tabby title="Poem"] The apprentice wants to train her teacher.I am the table listening to the conversation as they sit around me.The teacher is a good listener and so am I.If only they could move me to the corner closest to...

Moment of rapture by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] The wine tasted better when the alcohol of the perfume on your neck left a florescent taste on my tongue,an elixir of elationThe glasses were dripping like the juices betraying the ripened red grapesThe night songs were in...

Let them eat cake by Maestro

[tabby title="Poem"] Give yourself away, my darling sweetheart Furnish them with all your beauty and art Let them consume you with all that they can All of them, every woman and man Pour out your soul with a bittersweet sonnet...

EVANESCENCE by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] For the nights I spent away from youI recall only an opus of beads that line your vaginaweaving my tongue into memory and nostalgia in my mouth.For those nights I dreamed of only being a dancer.We drank wine...