Fork porn!

by Amani Karisa

 
Our land is burning, and we are watching porn.

“There is too much loss of life in the land.” Never mind, stream live porn.

“Breaking news! Girl stops a stray bullet.” Fork that, any latest porn upload?

“Another man gunned down outside!” Fork politics, pornhub or porntube?

“Is it the gangsters or the police killing?” Fork that, amateur porn or professional?

“You want political reforms or no reforms?” Fork politics, you want twosome or threesome?

“Are those peaceful protests or riots?” Fork that, soft core porn or hard core?

“Breaking news! Priest killed, his car burnt!” Fork politics, missionary style or doggy?

“Another woman shot, kids tear-gassed!” Fork that, teen porn or mature ass?

“Are those prayers for peace or war chants?” Fork politics, straight porn or gay porn?

“Is this ethnic cleansing or the killing of criminals?” Fork politics, put your eyes on the prize.

“Will we have new elections or no elections?” Fork that, the erection is in your hand.

“Are you pro-reform or anti-reform?” Fork politics, feel your fingers roam.

“Will the killing ever end?” Fork that, click the next episode.

“Who will end it, government or opposition?” Fork politics, watch porn.

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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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