A Song For Zandile by Siphiwe Hlongwane

[tabby title="Poem"] the weight of her smileunwaveringrelentlessever brightand warmcarried our spirits towards the moonon the darkest of their nightsand they came back to usdecorated with starswhere once they had scarsthe lightness of her heartbecome our place of refugeof resta home...

Maybe it will rain by Lettersfrommari

[tabby title="Poem"] I sat down by the window,Thinking if today will rain.Unknowingly, I felt sorrow,Unfortunately, only in vain. Clouded mind, misty eyes,Back in the old times.Holding back my thoughts,Still remembered the battles fought. So I looked up to the sky...

The dead burn easily by Patricia Furstenberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Step, step on this landThat was not yours to begin with.Run, pound the roads that were not of your making.The dead burn easily. Laugh at the sun, laugh at lifeThat was gifted to you.Cry, yell at what they...

Benega by Ntaoleng Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] I remember youFrom the frozen train tracks tracking all the way to GreenlandYou were a boy of 15 years, blue eyed with a smile so wideYou were lying between the tracks with your drawing pad clutched on your...

Raising Black Pepper by INWI

[tabby title="Poem"] So quiet are the voices ringing at the back of our throatsCoiling  like forgotten ancestral prayers,Like forgotten songs.The sin of their fathers raises mountains under our hued skin,a landscape of black mountains weeping.The memory of the sun is...