The Beast with Two Backs

by Delia Watterson

 

Innocence strips to a thong,
Gold reveals itself to be plastic,
This game we all play.
Tinkle of ice in glass,
play and seduction.
Rubber gloves handle the ooze,
Perspiration beading on bouncing bosoms,
The beast growls and snarls.
Nails clawing down its back.
This game of lust and fuck.

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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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