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Eye-Lid by Erica Penfold

[tabby title="Poem"] Tracing the contour and flicking up at the edges. Stabbing your finger in the paint pot and rubbing over the lines you made. Taking the pale beige sponge, caked with yesterday’s finger paint; Smearing over cheeks until the...

I will not live in the wound by Sarah Godsell

[tabby title="Poem"] I will not live in the wound I have carved a cave out of it and have been feeding myself by picking its scabs everyday painting my skin with the fresh oozing blood I have been facing the...

Blood land by Twanda Rolle

[tabby title="Poem"] The Bluebloods have captured our lands Bleeding dry its lifeline When the Earth was strong they came in and owned Gold, diamonds… The Bluebloods came with their powers And took the fertile soil To uproot and plant new...

Academia by Frankie Bielfeld

[tabby title="Poem"] Academia If you manipulate your resources In just the right way You can create the premises to say Exactly what you want them to say You can force your reader To conclude, if you will, that The sky...

Anywhere but here by Tshepi Makhatha

[tabby title="Poem"] The day he left there was no celebration no fanfare, no farewell only a suitcase stuffed with wrinkled clothes and his hope for the nightmare to be over There were no paper plates at his non-party, no plastic...