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Patois by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] The record will not stand for long -this not the codes, Rosetta Stone -but scraping, melting, making cakes,the bubbled surface, suction padsprove its wrapper not paddle shaped. We’ve heard of writing on the wall,scratched scenting of tribe territory,tagged...

The Tiger-Bee by Bernadette Richards

[tabby title="Poem"] With his love of mythical spellsAnd a proclivity towards clapperless bellsThe quirky little cub drives his mother slightly battyOn insisting that his destinyis to become a dancing Tiger-Bee Even when his friends state there is no such creatureHe...

Book Review: Hullo, Bu-Bye, Koko, Come In by Koleka Putuma

reviewed by Vus'umuzi Phakathi This draft begins with a disco of friends in discourse. The conversation is centered around influential individuals in Evaton, one of the oldest townships in the Vaal Triangle; the friends dance at length about how the...

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 15 October 2021

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK "Fold me into your heart" "From tree to shark" "The diet of paper animals" Image by Nic0leta Use the form below to submit [gravityform id="2" title="true" description="false"] For more info about A Poem A...

Coffee Shop by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] Dairy, soy, oat, cashew, almond, macadamia, rice, quinoa, coconut, hemp.The half-filled cartons were all splayed out at the edge of the cafe counterlike forlorn empties, fallen soldiers amid the detritus of an evening of drunken revelry. The stoop-shouldered...