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Message In A Bottle – (A Pantoum) by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] At what point will you hear my patter?Gut-jolting, tear-jerking madnessHead-rearing, spine-curdling, heart aflutterYet there reigns an oblivious stiffness Gut-jolting, tear-jerking madnessSubstantiated by science and researchYet there reigns an oblivious stiffnessSelf-absorbed denial on her perch Substantiated by science and...

Bonsai- (A Ghazal) by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Root me in the soil of wonders hereLet magic nourish my thunders here As Winter's wildfires spit, split, searBorn from pruning shears and blunders here As water sprays in a blurring hazeMind: Fly in a flight of dreamers...

My Father’s Shoes by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Cavernous brogues of sacrificeSquelching in silent toilCracked solesRaising young soulsIn the spirit of deep love Soldiering onPermeable to rainwaterTo children’s tearsTo other’s needsImpermeable to his own [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Aaishah Mayet hails from the City of Gold, Johannesburg,...

A Lot Like Wilting by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Nights fadeOne into the otherLike stacked dominoesCrashingIn the whispersRevealing the nightmareOf fears Walking in the wastelandBroken dreamsPierceLike shrapnelBlood stainsOf regret On these nightsThinkingIs a lot like wiltingIn waitingFor water [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Aaishah Mayet hails from the City...

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] I dream in colourVivid palette knife renditionsBlock mountedFramed in walk through galleriesOilsAcrylicsFlowers for the living I dream in black and whiteHaunting shades of sepiaIn negative exposuresOf putrefied pastsUntil my voice croaksIn perforatingSongs of light Somewhere in between: I...