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Medusa by Lee Evans

[tabby title="Poem"] MEDUSA Don't gaze in the mirror, my love--Whatever that mirror may be.A fable will blind your sweet eyes,And turn you to stone as you grieve. When you crave impossible things,Remember the price you must pay:Conceiving yourself, you conceiveYour...

The Waslap of my father by Rethabile Masilo

[tabby title="Poem"] In my palm sits my father’s waslap*,as I knew it would one dayeach time I saw him scrub himselfwith it in the zinc tub beside our hut,darkening the water with his mood.I wash myself with that waslap,wishing he...

The Sweet Love of a Free Spirit by Vinolia Mcetwa

[tabby title="Poem"] I ride my bicycle.Cherry popsicle in hand, I flowThrough the daisy fieldTo the river where my loverLikes to go. My lips, cold as Winterkiss the cheeks ofSummer's air.I'm like the spiritof Spring, and a gazellegalloping without a care....

Home As A Body Of Water by Emmanuel Ojeikhodion

[tabby title="Poem"] When I remember home, my body floats into grief. I'm unstable. A river of memories gushes from my head. Here, in this city, I'm alive & well but sometimes, I like to think I'm a lonely boat freezing...

How my grandfather drowned his dreams by Siphiwe Hlongwane

[tabby title="Poem"] My grandfather drowns his dreams insideA tin full of sorghum beer He is ashamed and curses themFor selling him falls hope His tired soft leather like black skin isA history book cover Born into a generation that wasForbidden...