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My Privilege by Chilufya Chileshe

[tabby title="Poem"] How I love the seaMy home town small and dustySoft blue hues calm me My life is a crimeI round the globe boundlesslyBehold such beauty Humble start to lifeI dream of resting my headWhere sky meets water Gentle...

Wilting by Chilufya Chileshe

[tabby title="Poem"] Buoyant and beautifulthe fruit of his brain bountifulshared with the fruit of his loinbeyond boundshis bravery exceptionalshoulders wide and sturdy Today he floundered and foldedwith sudden rapiditythe greenness of his essence escapingfrantic fear grippedany waft of wind will...

Pineapple by Chilufya Chileshe

[tabby title="Poem"] Flavorful.Juicy pineapple that distinct Mwiinilunga sortEating unashamedly with face contortedNector running down my chin and streaming to my elbowDeep prodigious sensationsjoyous wonder that anything could be so good. Flawed.It’s all mineI will eat itAngling the knife to blot...

She was depressed by Chilufya Chileshe

[tabby title="Poem"] How did it come to be that she lost her flare?When did her smile stop reaching her eyes? Morphed into this plain uninteresting barren patch of earthbland as food cooked by one who lost sense of smellher physique...

Time of life by Chilufya Chileshe

[tabby title="Poem"] When time swirlsit records the birth and death of each breathstoic distress that one day I will wake up oldedged ever closer to the cusp of expiry. When time swirlsit exposes the greys, bulges and sags, the cruelty...