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Holi by Rishan Singh

[tabby title="Poem"] The children are here to play and trick each other, and people come to pay respect to the ones and things, they care for. For without this day, all creatures hide under mattresses, like unknown strangers. A family...

Things that creep by Bernadette Richards

[tabby title="Poem"] It lies concealed Like a well-hidden pornography collection Hello my darling Ready for a measure of counterfeit affection? It shifts and shields riddles Yes, every drop of feral resin finds a crevice Just as gravity flits when she...

Treasure by Tasmiyah Oumar

[tabby title="Poem"] Let me rip open my heart so that you may see the darkness within me. I find no treasure worthy of your love, my love. Perhaps you are the treasure I have been searching for. Perhaps you are...

Before dawn by Retshepisitswe Makhatha

[tabby title="Poem"] The Ouroboros, with a stretched mouth devours the remnants of a burnt out sun Anarchy descends upon blacked out miles and shades are half drawn over blacked out eyes The light stopped flickering it did not fade out...

Frisson by Sarah Josie Pridgeon

[tabby title="Poem"] I am small and squirmish You cannot see me But I know you. I have known you And I know you would like To see me. I am the itch You like to scratch. I am hungry. Tick,...