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The precious by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] At his death I wrote of golden tears shed for a cruel step-grandfather And how I hoped tears for my own father would not be the same I wrote this by a lake And the ways of water...

Linger (Ode to Lucille) by A.D. Labuschagne

[tabby title="Poem"] Your scent lingers on my shirtWhen you leave, I find you hereLike a ghost, you haunt the hallways of my heartLeaving trails of fragrant flowers in your wake My heart is a garden.The soil was barren groundBut now...

Poetry Video: Victim’s Apology by Yamoria

Mfumo and Fumane Ntlhabane are Yamoria; a multi-talented creative duo from the West Rand of Johannesburg. They are both Poets, radio personalities, and co-authors of the groundbreaking poetry-colouring book "Colour me Melanin". And yes they are twins. Since their emergence...

Death of a man awaiting trial by Inger Iceheart

[tabby title="Poem"] Four wallsFour gravesFour men I am accused number four Do you remember me?I was that quiet guy at schoolthe one whose opinion you said didn't count,you got full marks and four years later I got arrested. See, the...

“I closed your eyes, you opened mine” by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Thy Will Be Done: "I closed your eyes, you opened mine". Cruel I called itIn my eyes andHuman mind.Today, at tenMatswale,We interred your remains,At sun-set, same dayYou hailed him,He, whom you termed 'better half',by the grave beside you.Not...