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Orion’s Belt by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] I am nobilityThe Griot of the Mansa of an empireTell your minstrels in their burnt cork garbThat conscience speaks a nightly vigil Tell them the colour of coalHas never been my skinBut the bluff of the blindThe soak...

Epiphany by Hazel Tobo

[tabby title="Poem"] I sit in the dark,my head heavy with just enough memories.The person I like is a baobab tree,wise with thoughts that could strike rocks into diamonds.I, on the other hand, am a book, written as the page flips,a...

After the Night: Our Day is Due by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] RebornAgainAcross the riverHome once moreStrangers in nativityThe most familiar placeStomping ground of the godsHad I known what I now knowWhy would I waste my daysIn Babylon of captivity?When all I needed doingWas stowawayand crawl againBack into the wombAnd...

The porcelain doll by The White Widow

[tabby title="Poem"] Once dropped and a crack is formed.Now she has been transformed. But, One mistake is all it will take. Different than the other prettier dollsHolding all composure until nightfallNo longer complete perfectionThat's what she sees, staring at her...

The cabal* by TeeKty

[tabby title="Poem"] ...Leads from the backSupported by the packSitting comfortablyAsking questionsNoting answersTaking the glory ...Leads from the frontPoking for own actionUnawaresCreating so much fractionResulting in lots of visible frictionForever pouncing (his) own headBut can never act on lessons learned ...Leads...