Loadshedding at Mouille Point by Ayesha Kajee

[tabby title="Poem"] This fragile citysandwichedbetween mighty oceanand louring mountainfeels more frangible stillas thick dark descendsshrouding the artificial daywith which we veil our nightsand our night-fearschildlike Venturing deeperplunging into and throughthis oddly agreeable shroudI emerge near the dormant lighthouseemergency light to...

Cornucopia by Ayesha Kajee

[tabby title="Poem"] When do the things we consumebecome the things that consume us?When shopping sprees filled with gleefunded by theft and larcenyAllow orgies and feeding frenziesto stuff ears and brains and belliesWhen we consume gossip and calumny:gorge on the carrion-flesh...

Winter’s Final Touch by Ayesha Kajee

[tabby title="Poem"] The first Frost began many seasons agoYou belittled my win at a silly gameI wondered if you were truly upsetBy such a trivialityA tiny shard of ice cooled the flame in my breastAnd I began to be careful,...

Dragon Breath by Ayesha Kajee

[tabby title="Poem"] In his eyesTourmaline eyesI read promisesof universes unexploredMagical mystery toursMacchu Picchu for the soulBeckoningPromising escapeOblivion from greigeIn MythicTechnicolour So I spreadDream idyllsbefore him like pearlsWrap him inSupercalifragilistic fantasyDeceiving myselfBelieving in theTourmalinesEven as he steps not lightlyon dreams ofSynchronicity...

Twinned Dreams by Ayesha Kajee

[tabby title="Poem"] Do twins dream dreamswith the same movie plot?Spoons in a drawer, they shift and aligncocooned in moonfree nightBlack tinged red by the neon signbeamed through a parking lot Starfish hands and octopi feetproject a tangle of brancheswhich meet...