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Black is no beast by Ntaoleng Patience Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] You can never bury a Black boyHe's made of Earth,Of clayHe's cooked by the sunIt learned to turn him into a black holeNow Black boy swallows starsNothing can appease or sate his hungerNever his fleshNot even his deathHe...

Stars aren’t real by Ntaoleng Patience Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] I told you beforeDreams are for those in slumberYou can't gather fortune under the starsYou eat what you sweatAnd sometimesYou'll eat your black skin tooIt will taste like bitterness passed down from generationsAwaiting someone less broken to exhaleBut...

Bleak by Ntaoleng Patience Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] By revealing my deepest darkest fearsI was teaching her not to make me homeI undressed each evil thoughtThat had found room in my headRight in front of herI wanted her to understandThat my metaphors concealOnly for the outsidersFor...