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What Matters by Bad Poet

[tabby title="Poem"] Why do you give us promptsAs if our lived experiences are not prompting enoughI say this as if I matterAs if anything mattersJust because we believe in consciousnessAnd that consciousness determines what mattersWithout that belief nothing matters So...

Heart Quakes by Omotayo Akinfolami

[tabby title="Poem"] Egypt, I gathered was the cradlePure, natural unadulterated.On the world fell the mantleDeflowered, artificial and diluted. Oh! how she must have basked in gloryBut must now stand to watch a sight- gory!Brutish live carnage in a rampage.Ugly like...

Cordon Bleu by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] The cooking bowl, hoped wish each stir -as if in mix would spoon alonespread star-dust on ingredients -is trough for thought, not pot-luck game,a recipe, old style, receipt. To often, as a dish served cold,we pay back what...

A medley of words by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] It is not funny how life isWe do not accept the conformity of the beauty that erodes like an oasis cursing the sunsetThe cascades of the light falling on metaphors are an obscurity to the eyesWe seek familiarity...

H3rd by A.D. Labuschagne

[tabby title="Poem"] From afarA grey massHuddled together on faded grassI struggle to find the nucleusI struggle to find the heartNo matter how long I stareI cannot find the start Sheep,We're nothing more than sheepAwaiting the slaughter Behold the herdA mindless...