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NOT TODAY’S NEWS by Ayesha Kajee

[tabby title="Poem"] Where are the cameras, the microphonesheld ready when politicians sneeze?Where are the ‘current news’ crews whohabitually hang on big mens’ sleeves? Where are they when three hundrednameless faceless lives are lost?Machismo-driven ‘protectors’ walk freescant remorse for ethical lines...

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 30 July 2021

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK Include the phrases below in your poem today: "How my grandparents met" "Old water and tomorrow's rains" "The drunk soldier's gun" Use the form below to submit [gravityform id="2" title="true" description="false"] For more info...

Searching for Prof Mayosi’s Murmur : How loss makes everything disappear by Linda Masilela

[tabby title="Poem"] I left my breathInside someone else's lungs.I am unlearning how to breathe.I gasp, gentlyA whimper escapes my nostrilsI whisper for helpBut no one is listening(This is a lesson on Loss).Loss is when air escapesYour lungs because your body...

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 29 July 2021

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK "Music as memory" Use the form below to submit [gravityform id="2" title="true" description="false"] For more info about A Poem A Day click here

THEORY OF GRIEF by Philip Chijioke Abonyi

[tabby title="Poem"] Many things travel faster than light—set the brain of a heartbroken girl in motion and watch how it travels to places she has not been. Darkness has rays it passes through opaque objects—like my mother when beams of...