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What You Tolerate, You Incentivise by Shivani Pillay

[tabby title="Poem"] “If I do not think about it,it does not hurt me,” she told me.“If I choose to ignore the truth,I feel no pain or sadness.”I could not believe how someone could choose ignorance to ensure peace of mind.You...

Rambling Confused by Tamar Gvelesiani

[tabby title="Poem"] The evening was gloomyin the shrubs of blackberry. Stems being thirsty,roots in the depth missing rainy days,withered again. I was exhaustedlooking at the dead branches and sere roses. Plu sheet music heard in wispy aircreated the place to...

Dry January by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] Dry January, the long detox,the month-long respite for the liver,a ritualistic fast for clean living. Dry January, all a farce.Just theater, charade, a show,yet another empty gesture. You only return to crushinghigh-ABV India Pale Alesfor the next 11...

Never Grasped by Jay Nicolle

[tabby title="Poem"] To the enkindled questions I never askedThere was so much more I needed to sayThe toughest lesson I never grasped When I felt depleted, it told me to hold fastYou assumed tomorrow wouldn’t bring a new day?To the...

Extinction by Raquel Morris

[tabby title="Poem"] Shouting loudyour words of hatethat permeate the airangry peoplecongregatefailureto seethe truth that unfoldsEven you don’t knowwhat your hands hold.Disvaluing lifedeath hangs in the airyou continue to darefuture.Brings your fateyou live without care.Inhaling our fearwe welcome our fatesas we...