Witness by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] Birth dressed me by genetic codechanged by the route that I have moved,a drapery unknown elsewhere,stretching, beathing, pliable.Green sapling, soon cork cambium,hardened leather, given time,still waterproof but wearing thin,and parchment will see final leaf.The blades, pet project, undergrowth,cut...

A Song For Zandile by Siphiwe Hlongwane

[tabby title="Poem"] the weight of her smileunwaveringrelentlessever brightand warmcarried our spirits towards the moonon the darkest of their nightsand they came back to usdecorated with starswhere once they had scarsthe lightness of her heartbecome our place of refugeof resta home...

Maybe it will rain by Lettersfrommari

[tabby title="Poem"] I sat down by the window,Thinking if today will rain.Unknowingly, I felt sorrow,Unfortunately, only in vain. Clouded mind, misty eyes,Back in the old times.Holding back my thoughts,Still remembered the battles fought. So I looked up to the sky...

The dead burn easily by Patricia Furstenberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Step, step on this landThat was not yours to begin with.Run, pound the roads that were not of your making.The dead burn easily. Laugh at the sun, laugh at lifeThat was gifted to you.Cry, yell at what they...

Benega by Ntaoleng Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] I remember youFrom the frozen train tracks tracking all the way to GreenlandYou were a boy of 15 years, blue eyed with a smile so wideYou were lying between the tracks with your drawing pad clutched on your...