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Buried In My Back Yard by Philani Nombika

We are known for our lightness Sun absorbing skin we smile the loudest Deafening pulse our hearts know these streets will never forgive us For we have given the most tender parts of us We have surrendered our souls to...

A Poem A Day writing prompt 27 July 2015

this week’s writing prompt: “honey people murder mercy…” from In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr. by June Jordan. source: Poetry Foundation 1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK use the form below to submit or click here For more info about...

Ailments by Tshiamo Modise

For singing off tune in my veins Erupting volcanoes on my joints Dancing on my sensitive spots Easing my loneliness with pains I thank and love you still For reminding me I’m not made of steel Tshiamo Dice Modise is...

Oran Juice by Phillippayaa de Villiers

squeezed on the taxi we leak on to the street and run down the byways sweet packed with vitamin c no glass required we’re free of that transparent oppression still stuck in this itchy, sticky city Phillippayaa is a writer...

Aftermath of Mistakes by Paulina Mothapo

They tore you from my body Black, blue and bloody They, dressed in white, A common procedure. I’ll never know if it was the bright lights or tears that blurred my vision. Blood stained lips, holding back escape and screams...