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Injured Dreams by Tshegofatjo

[tabby title= "Poem"] your eyes carry injured dreams.a weep of dead waterfall unable to grow things you and your mother have hoped for.her conversations with god about you dissolve in your eyes when she looks at you.everything dies in your...

She is a Prayer by Tshepi Makhatha

[tabby title="Poem"] She is the prayerthat clings to the tip of my tongue,with claws of iron,like a tongue piercing; the one I hold deep insidefor fear that if I were to say her nameout LOUD she might dissipateinto the atmospherelike...

Fathers leave by Solitude

[tabby title="Poem"] My father was not a rolling stoneHe just didn't know how to stayThere was no male figure to teach him how to be a fatherThere was only his father who never stayedHe never stayed to eat his wife's...

The Probability Of Beliefs by Karenhappuch

[tabby title="Poem"] There is a slight possibility we believed,and hopefully we believe still in a notionof the whole growth of embodiment,or better still the rosy nature of nature.& adiposity of oneself in annals,In this cimmerian time contorted with fawns.It turns...

Blaspheming Trees by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Blaspheming Trees Skulking spiritsSulking geniesMarauding ghostsAnd ghouls too-Of Lynched bodiesSwaying in the windBooty for "headhunters"maiming, milking and bleedingWhen atrocity was hobbySeeding strange fruitsa 'la Christmas treesOf vampire appetitesA tacit treatFor human flesh :"This is my body..."A sacramentWashed down...