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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...

Origami by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Pillars on the promenadePaper boatsPaper planesFix the cornerLaunch itFloat itFlies then falls for a reverse foldPropelled by a sink fold Who are you to be? Visions of the mountain's fortitudeGiving rise to riftsTo valleysOf liberated ecstasy Who are...

How to Play with Fire by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Reckless abandon scorchesIn the smokeless surrender of regretBlistersIn the cauldron of wisdomAs fires roar and crackleIn jest:Play with me And the years pile on digitsTongsPokersAnd oven glovesRoad maps navigating hot coalsAnd hard woodsTo fan the furnaceOf flaming enjoymentIn...