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Used veins by Ntaoleng Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] I have grown oldMy skin is soft and my bones are brittleMy gums are just holesAnd my eyes are portalsI have become the final letterEnding off a series of letters I have written for the young meThe first...

Even you are valid by Ntaoleng Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] I'm learningI'm learning to be patient with myselfLike my grandmother's unsteady hands trying to pull a thread through the eye of a needleI'm learning that patience is tolerance practised every day with thyselfI'm learning kindnessI'm teaching my lips...

Dragons are magic by Ntaoleng Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] In love with your flamesYou have captivated me in waysNow I hunger for your flamesTo kiss my skin gentlyThen cook passion into my lungsLike they're awakening a dead thingWhen I gaze into your firefly eyesI begin to tranceI...

hErSsence by Ntaoleng Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] She used to be the punchlineTo a sad jokeNow she's learning to be a short poemIn an anthology of mysterious wordsShe dreams of being a movie one dayTo release people's dreams through her giftsToday she's still the beginning...

We are bark by Ntaoleng Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] When all the leaves fall at your doorDo not blame the treeFor it wept all year roundHopingPraying you would noticeThat it's roots are parchedIn need of more than waterWhen the tree bends and begins to witherDo not weepFor...