Our Balm Word of God by Warren Jeremy Rourke

[tabby title="Poem"] We breakthe boundarybetween life and deathand I accept that we’ve broken lifewith our speaking through, dreams.Fibreoptic cable of our Symposium song.My tears a melody, and loss, of tone. Hagiazo, that ancient Hebrew wordwe know, so well, you and...

Washing day by Mec

[tabby title="Poem"] On the banks of the riverLong before the sun is upThe women gather, the young and the oldIt is washing day, time to scrub Songs of Praise gently riseThis act of labour is a worship to the GodsHere...

Behind closed doors by Soyani wa Ngoveni

[tabby title="Poem"] Alone with my soul.Knitting my heartwith threads of life.Peace overhaulingelements of destruction inside me. All alone telling a story of myself.Remembering the twists and turns.Turns of decisions I have made.Twists about betrayals and trust.Behind closed doors, all alone....

God, I almost had it by Thubelihle Chance Ntombela

[tabby title="Poem"] I liked sleeping.I wanted a sleep so deepand uninterrupted.not death, I mean really be wrappedaround my brown sheetsfor hours on end.I didn't want to have to worryabout whether or notthey've found the missing girls in Nigeria,if my tap...

Letter to Life by Patricia Furstenberg

[tabby title="Poem"] My childhood, oasis in urban escapecloistered by walnut book-racks, Verdun tower of ivorydust curtained amid city lights,summers in valleys, surging amongst fistful pebblesin torrents of laughter, splashing of stars choosing earth.Hide and go seek in parking lots, cars...