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Touched and tortured by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] “Love the dangerous necessity that people seekWithout regard to where they areThe human heart is curious” ~ Yasiin Bey SmilingEpitomes of the songs of SolomomIdioms and proverbs of desire are written from the psalms of your sermonsWhen the...

hErSsence by Ntaoleng Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] She used to be the punchlineTo a sad jokeNow she's learning to be a short poemIn an anthology of mysterious wordsShe dreams of being a movie one dayTo release people's dreams through her giftsToday she's still the beginning...

Sundays are for prayer by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] (CW: Rape, Sexual Violence, Transmisogyny, Misgendering, Transphobia) Deaf ears are all I’ve ever been met with,as on Earth so too in Heaven.What use is there for asking,when my body belongs to anyone but me?My “no” never good enough.“My...

A Floral Mutiny by Bernadette Richards

[tabby title="Poem"] Am I clinging to a Cape Flats’ flower,stuck to the top of a bright green thorn tree?Have I handed over so much of my personal agency,that every second day is a claw-through? Have I bastardised the salt of...

Start by Shaz

[tabby title="Poem"] I know this is not where I want to be, yet I stayI know I'm destined for bigger things, yet I stayI know I'm wasting precious time, yet I stayI know I will never be as young as...