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Bad Advice by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] "If you're upset: don't do anything.Just pretend everything is fine,and everything will be, don't worry.Don't upset the apple cart;you're just upsetting everyone.Don't challenge the status quo.You want to be a healthy -contributing member -of society -Don't you?Don't you?Even...

Cisgender Peak by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] My body has suffered tears and breaks.- bled and bruised. Pangs and aches.Violence sieged on my flesh by hands like yours,and I still stand in despite the odds.But you, you, little cis boy with 'opinions' so big,when told...

Kettledrum Belly by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Bangs his fists on his belly when he's ready to eat.Pockets full of sex, bread, seashells, a button.He wants to braai under the winter sky: R30 meat,he got at the spaza shop near Amanzimtoti.The air thick with smoke...

More Than You Can Chew by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Sorry, I guess? I cut you,but not to worry, I'm sure you'll heal.It's the way you eat people,wholesale inhale your little meal;every speck and smidgen consumed.And then you sauntered in,saw me as something tasty,and choked on my thorny...

Darvo by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] You started the wars.You whipped the horses.You tore up the land and salted the fields.You called us whores,and evil forces,turning soldiers against us with swords and shields.You chose this way.You built the street.You dug our graves and sewed...