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Below by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] I was there when you preened,standing gloating over the wounds you made.Arrayed in your finest: crown, sceptre, rings,a king with bloodied livery displayed.But I was there, waiting, afraid, I stayed,waiting for the day to come,for justice to be...

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...