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Silence by Jason Venter

[tabby title="Poem"] Scurry scurry busy-bodySilence is almost hereWho knows what woes, may manifestWhen there’s nothing left to hear. Close your curtains, run a bathTurn on the radio tooLest you should find yourself aloneAnd greet the real you. Climb into bed,...

Nigerian Novels by Tumello Motabola

[tabby title="Poem"] I know the quick thrill of a lovely dreamIt sets your heart in different places of hope at night:to long for sleep or perhaps never to wake at all.Imagine if those immuring trinkets around her neckwould shrink to...

Coo-chi-coo – Old men and their old ways by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] We dream our dreams, as prophet spoke,revisit hopes, long unfulfilled,perhaps poor substitute pretendwas goal, worn soles, sore feet from road. As volume fades, our numbers grow,so combined voice is larger now,except the message more confused -smiles come with...

Mountains by Mphae Charmaine Mashifane

[tabby title="Poem"] We have made our own religionsWe believe without declaring a wordWe have built our own templesWe run to in times warWe have lords we worshipEven in our sleep We call them lifestylesWe call them schedulesWe say this is...

Thoughts of my death by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Silent thoughts ripping through the womb of my constructed realityConfusing my life’s surety, obscuring the light of my pathI yearn for an eternal tranquility, to drink from its springs to quench gothic firesI need to find my way...