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...

Generational Curses by Queen Mother

[tabby title="Poem"] Our children carry war zones on their backs. Their tongues acting like swords carved with anger, sharpened words and weighted through profanity. Fingers bruised and nails bitten.Their hair, carrying secrets and cries from the ether.Our feet, forming callouses...

Pain and prayer by Mashila Dlamini

[tabby title="Poem"] The space between us remains confusingJust like the periodic leap between children's laughter turning into tears and wailing. So, to you everyday I must kneel, confusing the space between us more, Dear Heavenly beings that listen,Everyday I must...