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Forget the forlorn that is forgone by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Forlorn,forgotten andforgoneDeath is not a nightmare that creepsTime surely has a blood pact with deathNone of us are death eatersWe only consume dreams until only death can comfort usForget the forlorn that is forgone. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Nkateko...

A single letter by Mashlene Matlwa

[tabby title="Poem"] In 2009, right before the hour of manifestation the earth caught on fireAir filled with smoke covering the sun.In a place far from Hurricane warnings, where we do not begin to imagine storms, you appeared.A shadow of tsunamis...

Forgive me by Kwazi Rangwaga

[tabby title="Poem"] I saw myself run into the corn field.Cheeks burnt from tears that wouldn't evenFor a stranger yield.Bruised feet from the mile I had walkedSwollen lips, i had no idea how much I had screamed and talked.Screamed and talked,...

Renewal by Mosima Phakane

[tabby title="Poem"] Yesterday's painShouldn't linger here any longerHang above you like a dark cloudPack away the scars they left behindBurn all the closets with bonesPulling you in every nightClosing in to your daily routinesConvincing you that ropes and razorsAre your...

Veiled by Rudolph Nagel

[tabby title="Poem"] I fell asleep, as I opened my eyesDrifting away with the newborn sunriseFar from all brotherhoods in garments of liesCarried by winds with shape-shifting criesI went off the path, just as the crow fliesTo places concealed from all...