A LETTER TO MY GOD: A Letter of Joy, a Letter Love by Jazz Africa

Pain you remove, joy is here Life you brought, life you bring Thankful I am You are Almighty Sobering disbelief in my ear Denial rules Pain stays, I am fooled Lord is God, I forget Midnight, rain pours, I recollect...

For Milla by Esther van der Vyver

My daughter staggering under the weight of her dream red eyed calls my name in her crumpled sleep. the mother, the mother kisses the sweaty skin, soothes with her voice her knees creaking next to the bed praying to the...

I Wash My Dishes by Esther van der Vyver

I wash my dishes the long knives warm under my hands smooth like my dreams and as sharp I dream of love with no loss of sex with no regret no misunderstanding I dream of beginnings of motion also of...

Elapsed by Jazz Africa

Elapsed Miles gone by beyond and unreachable Neatly wrapped like fresh dough inside a tsampa bowl Memories, hidden well, tucked in like a pappoose under its covers Hidden behind “doors wide open shut” Comforting it seems, yet… Yet, so belittling...

A Dream Deferred by Tshego Monaisa

A dream deferred is not a dream idle A dream delayed brews in the heart, Causes one to stir, toss and turn in ones sleep.So many give up, Because of a dream deferred, Never realizing the secret, That a dream...