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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...

Unlearning the art of living by Chabota Sibuku

[tabby title="Poem"] My arriving home wasa curse for my beloved.I know she could feel thestench of my lonelinessrace down her nostrilseven when she stoodbefore me. An irregular arrhythmia wasthe lastoasis of my thirst for suicide. I liked roasting my grief.One...

Small Portrait of Pain by Chabota Sibuku

[tabby title="Poem"] Breathe as if trying to feel thescent of death,is the new exercise a therapist tellsa depressed client. I center my mind to myselfand what I see is debris of a shreddedchildhood.Then I squeeze the night in my hands,tight...