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Wake by Nkateko Masinga

[tabby title="Poem"] it is simpler to haul myself into griefthan out of it. what is to excavate whenothers remain underground? what is toextricate when others remain bound?what is to escape if others remain here? in a dream i see you...

Silence by Jason Venter

[tabby title="Poem"] Scurry scurry busy-bodySilence is almost hereWho knows what woes, may manifestWhen there’s nothing left to hear. Close your curtains, run a bathTurn on the radio tooLest you should find yourself aloneAnd greet the real you. Climb into bed,...

Thoughts of my death by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Silent thoughts ripping through the womb of my constructed realityConfusing my life’s surety, obscuring the light of my pathI yearn for an eternal tranquility, to drink from its springs to quench gothic firesI need to find my way...

So What by Allyson Bantom

[tabby title="Poem"] It has to feed youopen the jaws of your righteous indignationand consume it he called me a "h....t"knowing that he would be exempted from consequences she would be his alibi"no - it's your opinion, you probably imagined it....

Dire Escape by Nkateko Masinga

[tabby title="Poem"] “no one leaves home unlesshome is the mouth of a shark.”–Warsan Shire, Home the shame you bear / exile / eventhe borders bare their enamel atyou / straddling the boarding gate with anxious feet / ‘homeland’security has assured...