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૩।૨મ (daram) by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] ૩।૨મ (daram)* sitting in a pomegranate-velour thronein her public housing apartmentdowntown Calgarya refugee from 1972 Ugandaused to peel ૩।૨મand gift us with juicyrubies to eat अन२ (anaar)** 40 years onliving in Africa’s heartland of pomegranatesI learned formallyfrom a...

Cisgender Peak by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] My body has suffered tears and breaks.- bled and bruised. Pangs and aches.Violence sieged on my flesh by hands like yours,and I still stand in despite the odds.But you, you, little cis boy with 'opinions' so big,when told...

Dead by Patience Labane

[tabby title="Poem"] It's only when you come homeThese walls cryThe sorrow buried between these layers of cement is heart wrenchingYour parents never told youThat you are griefBut I am your loverAnd I owe you nothing but God's truthYou bring with...

Dancing The Pandemic Away by Luleka Mhlanzi

[tabby title="Poem"] Dancing isn't always for joyous daysI've saved my feetFor the blue face of the skyMy head has looked upAt the rotting of the cloudsI clumsily caressed a hopeThat lost its fur at each trembling strokeThese clouds seem quite...

A Crime That Paid…Off by K.I.N.G Cedric

[tabby title="Poem"] It is often with contemptThat my mother bestows warningsTo me about people I do not know It is often with guns that my fatherMeets such men at midway pointsTo have them holding notes. Singing “Mercy! we do not...