Lioness by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] The August starsAre glorious globesAdornments of darknessIn glimmering robes Alongside eleven famed chaptersOdes in successionTo the passing of timeConstellation reading of vivid imagination You do not scare mePretty bright thingsMapping the heavensIn the same galactic glory that lives...

The story of men and wars by NoLIFE

[tabby title="Poem"] The earth coughedspewing ...bits of blood and boneswallowed without chewing. She had been forcedonto a diet of skeletons and bullets.The sun tried to dry her wounds,and when it left she was nursedby the moon. When the earth movedRivers...

Pale flowers by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Whilst the butterfly and the moth were daydreaming about the sunshine and the moonlight folding the skyOh, ‘the darling buds of May’ shrieked with disbeliefWilting in the hidden frugality of the treasures they could not huntThe voice whittled...

Watch Me Growing Old by Raphael d’Abdon

[tabby title="Poem"] (a found poem in honour of Jaydeep Sarangi) “my poetry is my honesty, if there is any”Jaydeep Sarangi chiselled languagegives sense to truth winged imagination is witness to its pastgrasping at the wind the suffering lots of the...

Kneel by Angelique Koning

A broken altar Reeking Of past sacrifices A bruised prayer Despairing Of broken martyrs A beaten god Dying Of broken dreams A mortal offering Kneeling On broken necks