Pain and prayer by Mashila Dlamini

[tabby title="Poem"] The space between us remains confusingJust like the periodic leap between children's laughter turning into tears and wailing. So, to you everyday I must kneel, confusing the space between us more, Dear Heavenly beings that listen,Everyday I must...

Indifference by Nkateko Masinga

[tabby title="Poem"] There is a forgotten cabinwhere our love once lived.Weeds punctured the logsrelentlessly, as if evictingus before it was our time. We did not uproot them,just let them grow underour feet. What a shame.We should have knownthat indifference kills....

Incense and intention by Botshelo

[tabby title="Poem"] Incense and intentionWhen we light incense sticks,Myrrh and frankincense, sandalwood and sageAnd the sweet smell of burning lavender fields,With smoke charging up the air,lifting our prayers and requests through channels and portalsto the supreme energyThe source of being.Incense...

Data/Bishop/Knight by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] People don't want to create androids likeData and Bishop:they would be too smart and cunning,and the humans could not celebrate exploitation anymore. The ant's position is to stay dumb:the blue-collar worker should die youngand should never have the...

EtherWomb by INWI

[tabby title="Poem"] 'My mother taught me how to whisper wishes into mountains. Sang stream song to the stars, built palaces on the eyelashes of mysterious ether boys with gold for bones and forbidden spells for skin. My womb taught me...