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Down, But Not Out by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Belly up orFace downin this sweltering asphalt lavaBetween rock bottomOf the gaping volcanic pitAnd yawning dome aboveNone is without the otherIf what's up dare descendThose already downCan only rise Amidst nagging silencesAnd whispering sirensof sprouting avariceA descent into...

Father by Samkelo

[tabby title="Poem"] Father, holding my hand is manly.Father, tell me you love meFather, you can shed a tearFather, trust me - express your fearFather, let me do it my wayFather, I will learn my lessons Father, let go. [tabby title="Poet...

Construction by Bad Poet

[tabby title="Poem"] Without memoriesYour life has just begunBut this is about memory, not memoriesMe-mory, mem-ory, m-emory, memo-ryAnyway you say it, it's just a dreamPart of life's painful and beautiful schemesIt's not real until written on seamsIt's not good until woven...

C18H10N204 by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] C18H10N2O4 -The serial number of all the storage facilitiesThat look like meIn varying shadesOf historical resilience Let me tell you about this vaultFor which you contribute monthlyIn condescension A twenty-first century convenienceBorn from a prejudice of antiquityA safety...

Letter from a Transphobe by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Yes, I did mean to hurt you.And yes, I did mean to lie.I'll make all of this about me,as if you spat in my eye. I'll pretend that I'm the victim.I'll pretend that you're to blame.I'll pretend that...