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A girl, her cat, and the sunflower God by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] The Highest Authority drew a picture ofa girl, her cat, and the sunflower God.Then He drew another picture, in which the girl movedher arm a little bit, after which He drew another picturein which another step of motion...

THE LEKKI SHOOTING BY E.T.H AINA

[tabby title="Poem"] At the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos,The protesters watched helplesslyas government officials removed the security camerasThey remained resolute even when His Excellency announced the curfewThey were unfazed by the prospects of arrestsand they were unflappableas the bright floodlights...

On Halloween by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] The best hill to die on is the one that holds insidethe bones of my soul brother* Tyrannosaurus rex.Once, I ran next to him:I was a smaller theropod, but yet, he accepted my companysince we were both carnivores...

The Die is Cast by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] Grey wraith shades rise as sun day dies,three trees forlorn in lonely still,to stay the night, unseen, but there,a desolation, greened earth tumps,where xylem rushes, phloem supplies. Unless it is the dawning day,hope springs already from grave sky,deciduous,...

Love like a newborn baby by Siphiwe

[tabby title="Poem"] Your love came like a newbornBaby, effortless in its beauty,Yet so fragile, quietly beckoningTo be handled with care andTenderness, unpretentiousIn its innocence, vulnerableIn its surrender to things new. It came in its purest essence,As a miracle prayed for...