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Chaos Theory by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] "Inconsequential" you sayDo you mean like dominoes?"Shrunken"Do you mean like a jack-in-the-box?"Subliminal"Do you mean like a haunting future realization?FlashbacksRelivingIn petrified palpitations NothingIs Something Even the ephemeral flutterOf a Swallowtail's paired canvasInitiates air currents"Miniscule"Invitations to a vortex of a...

Echoes of Malombo by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Pule, you whom we namedafter the rainWe equated youwith echoes of melody,Ntjilo-Ntjilo. Purple blossomViolet scent and"Scarlet song".In bloom,Jacaranda reminds meOf "April in Peli",Your melancholic songor poem.Once, in another time,they said you were "lost".till found, by a news 'hound"So...

Black Mampatile by Joshua Nkwana

[tabby title="Poem"] It is through crowded streets of my villagethe songs that echoes from empty tinsand open bottles, that I recall black mampatile –as if returning to childhood is remembering yesterdaylike now. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Nkwana Joshua Serutle is a...

Marduk By Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Kiss me again, Marduk, as only you know.Teach me again how you cause the waters to ebb and flow.Call upon the dragons of the mountains and seas,entreat them to dance upon your whims,upon your voice, upon your perfect...

Ivory Tusks by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Castles on the clouds of convenient oblivionAs the architecture of tusks towersFrom covert operations of land and sea Rapunzel sings the lyrics off the scrimshawAnd covets the exotic netsuke charm But her locks are greying There is only...