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Break and Burn by Pelonomi Itumeleng

[tabby title="Poem"] Breakthe said healers are magiciansunderstanding the art of mendingbreakingflyingcrying. Burnthey say phoenixes keepfolding the sky into foldsholds in warmarms its feathersfor when the time comes. maybe the colour of tommorrowif the colour of fire in the sky.it's in...

True Friends by Samkelo Latakisa

[tabby title="Poem"] True Friends are rare.I could lay my story bareYou are not interestedIn my awakeningTo an obvious truth.I would write foreverAbout a friendshipAnd a solid relationshipThat weathers many stormsWhich takes many formsWith someoneWho could take a bullet for me...

Used veins by Ntaoleng Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] I have grown oldMy skin is soft and my bones are brittleMy gums are just holesAnd my eyes are portalsI have become the final letterEnding off a series of letters I have written for the young meThe first...

The Awakening by Siphiwe Hlongwane

[tabby title="Poem"] During the awakeningWhen young womenFolded their gravesBack to earthReclaiming their fleshAnd bones from the weeping soil,Bitter old menWere busy killing the sunlightAnd hiding the moonUnder the weight of their sinsThinking God doesn't knowWho drank the bloodOf our little...

A family song by BL Dineo

[tabby title="Poem"] Not so long agowe could see their smiles,them touching each other,hear them singing and dancing.Now fear has crippled them! We miss them playing touch on the playgrounds.We miss being adorned and taken pictures of.We miss bringing them together...