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Centipede by Thabang Ngoma

[tabby title="Poem"] My mind's a snail's trail winding down... Glittering triumphantly over the mountain peaks of each day A fragmenting centipede of dead ideas several years long in my wake Constantly chasing its growing tale, that's come full circle Trimming...

A Pitch on Black by Thabang Ngoma

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] I am the clarity at the center of your eye Not the brown, blue or green surrounding dye But the opening to the blackhole that is your mind The only remnant of value when we die,...

Mzanzi, a teardrop by Thabang Ngoma

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]The half-eaten, rotten remains of a culture Still tastes like success to a ravenous vulture To his chin, a sparkling teardrop drips Into the abysmal from their slipping tight grips Atop the tip of a...

16 Million Sticks of Dynamite by Thabang Ngoma

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]For the chance to learn in plain English Be afforded equal opportunity to accomplish For a father to dream better for his son, how I wish For a people to destroy another’s culture, how selfish...

Dear Meneer, by Thabang Ngoma

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]As I land, You hold my hand As I fall, You stand me tall You opened my eyes Removed my icecap of blindness To expose my inner core And showed me that I’m worth so...