Mirror, Mirror on the Wall by Nicol Gowar

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] The edges crackleas her fingers enclosethe pool of glitter.Her eyes glide aroundthe surface trying tocatch the shapesdancing, drifting likeshimmering orbsthey shift in theshadows along therim. She lifts her fingerslike cobwebs crawlingup the metallic spine.She paws at her...

My friendship with Death by Nicol Gowar

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] I remember wondering whereyour journey would endand, in some ways, whereit would begin oncethis disease has ravishedyour bones and madea homein your skin. I kneel at the gravestone andplace the old flowers toone side—careful notto stir their...

This Land by Nicol Gowar

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] She does not remember whenhe sold her – wanting toescape this arid place. Waiting to replace his bloodshedwith the stories of a new land. She does not remember howhe screamed out to her, beggingto be released –...

Pieces by Nicol Gowar

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Remember the last timeyour heart split in twoand you vowed neverto feel again. Remember the last timeyou looked at your fatherpraying you would becomethe person he hoped youwould be when he first laideyes on you. Remember that...

Secrets by Nicol Gowar

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Her smile sags between the secretsof a time lost between spellsand misfortunes. Her wrinkles are a road mapfor her grandchildren’sintrigue and inquiries. She no longer whispersabout daybreaks anddunes, but aboutthe Karoo’s restlessspirit. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Nicol Gowar...