Past

by Onalenna Jantjie

 

Turn and look back
A voice of the past urges me

Turn and look back

But fear sets in
Anger sets in
Hate sets in

My neck becomes heavy
My eyes cannot move

Fear of the past
All that has past

Past but still lives inside me
Past but still torments my soul

Past, past.

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Myesha Jenkins – Tribute

Botsotso would like to pay homage to Myesha Jenkins, the poet and promoter of poetry who died on Saturday, 05 September 2020. Myesha was a founder member of Feelah Sistah, the all-woman poetry group that in its time made such an impact. Thereafter, she was indefatigable in organising and strengthening poetry platforms on radio and for live performance/readings. Myesha’s work was included in two Botsotso productions – the anthology Isis X and the recording Roots and Branches. Her spirit as a politically conscious, jazz-loving artist lives on and is well expressed in her seminal poem Autobiography which was included in both these projects.

Click here to read Autobiography, a poem by Myesha Jenkins.

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