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There Shall Be a Move! by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] There Shall Be a Move! I thought I knewUntil I was asked:What is rhythm?It is that thingI said, that rings-throbs and beatsIn one's head and heart-After the song 's endedSeemingly,that wasn't enough an explanationlet alone meaningDare i try...

Magnetism by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] When you're young,lust burns like a wildfire,wild and indiscriminate,wayward and incandescent,raging and all-consuming. When you're older,when you've accreted some midsection flab,lust draws you to your yoked partner,connects you with the reliable stabilityof a gift shop magnet plastered to...

Sonnet for Harriet by Thendo Netshivhera

[tabby title="Poem"] From the subtropics, appears the princessLike the night breeze hailing from the far east,Near my left shoulder, she rested with calmness.My heart blushes as it is swept off its feet.Her smile assured with its diastema.Her glowing cheeks are...

Divorce (or, A World Without Blue) by A.D. Labuschagne

[tabby title="Poem"] Do you remember when the ocean was still wine dark?When sheep were violet and honey was green?The world used to be fine without the color blueI'm sure I'll be fine, without you… The first shades recorded were black...

The Gospel of Napping by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] When you grow older,you begin to takemore trips to theland of sweet dreams. The other world isthe one where youshall return after yourphysical existence fades away. The gospel of nappingis a song forG-d: "Soon, I willbe with my...