Unbelonging by Linda Masilela

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Belonging is a strange wordIt lilts between man-made borders and human beingsWhere the only thing separating hearts is how much native soul is between our toes.Consciousness kidnaps your thoughtsAnd you remember that you've never belonged anywhereNot even...

Searching for Prof Mayosi’s Murmur : How loss makes everything disappear by Linda Masilela

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] I left my breathInside someone else's lungs.I am unlearning how to breathe.I gasp, gentlyA whimper escapes my nostrilsI whisper for helpBut no one is listening(This is a lesson on Loss).Loss is when air escapesYour lungs because your...

Home is (not) a person by Linda Masilela

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Home is not a person It’s a place. And her name, at least for me, is Soshanguve Rotting beneath the seams She stinks of urine and after birth. The quagmire festers Collects beautiful scents And leaves behind...

Poet Profile: Linda Masilela

Linda Masilela is a poet, medical doctor, blogger, performance artist, tea connoisseur and scriptwriter. Some of his work has been published in different platforms such as the Sol Plaatjie poetry anthology and Poetry Potion Journal. He has performed in spaces such...

The Last Dance by Linda Masilela

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] A dance between the God's Is a metaphor for dying A phrase for prancing on landmines And hope immortality saves you from death It is guilty feet devoid of rhythm Dancing of beat because the heart stopped...