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A curse for my beloved by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] A love that behoves, is a love that begs admiration from its reflection in the mirrorLonging for a splice at the last oasisParched from prayers answered only with promisesThe wandering heart stumbles in a mirage of spiced waterThe...

Crowded meditations by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Nurturing the misunderstoodA suckle through a crevicePeeling the spirals of thoughtsEach one a symbiosis of dreams that find life in memoriesIt is not the hole that’s deep, it’s the abyss that swallows the lightThe protrusion of warts was...

Forget the forlorn that is forgone by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Forlorn,forgotten andforgoneDeath is not a nightmare that creepsTime surely has a blood pact with deathNone of us are death eatersWe only consume dreams until only death can comfort usForget the forlorn that is forgone. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Nkateko...

Touched and tortured by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] “Love the dangerous necessity that people seekWithout regard to where they areThe human heart is curious” ~ Yasiin Bey SmilingEpitomes of the songs of SolomomIdioms and proverbs of desire are written from the psalms of your sermonsWhen the...

Pale flowers by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Whilst the butterfly and the moth were daydreaming about the sunshine and the moonlight folding the skyOh, ‘the darling buds of May’ shrieked with disbeliefWilting in the hidden frugality of the treasures they could not huntThe voice whittled...