Candle Light by Loner Pen

[tabby title="Poem"] Unfurl your glowIn the bizarre dark. Adorn us we thatwander in misdeeds. In drowsy veils plumbYour yellows. Lo! Let our soulsbathe in rue. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Dacious Kasoka, alias “Loner Pen” was born on the 19th of August...

I Stand in Between the Door by Gerry Sikazwe

[tabby title="Poem"] I stand in between the doorFrame waiting for changeTo pull me in with its red fingers I am neither inside nor outsideCompletely, completely I hear noisesThe noises are bittersweet music— Those from inside are warm but screamsThose from...

Still by Jackson Miyoba

[tabby title="Poem"] i have been stuck in my chairsince yesterday—only wanting to down on bitsof my fleeing self.i want to stay safe within theloneliest boarders of mybody and sip on a cold cider.i want to know why motherwas too quick...

The Pandemic Effect by Chabota Sibuku

[tabby title="Poem"] 1.Eyes locked on a screen,and furtively fingers tap. 2.More laughter digs througha chestafter seeing a Covid joke. 3.A pandemic draws out feara brittle heart should nurse. 4.Mask up is the new normal. 5.Online learning!The kind MBchB can't copewith.How...

Irony by Chabota Sibuku

[tabby title="Poem"] Press my wet lips on your neck.Count each strand of your hair.Look you into your eyes.Massage your shoulders—delicateenough to shoo you into sleep.Deep roses into your eardrums.Rub a love song against your heart.Pour a camera flashlight on your...