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The Shape of a Man

by Dimakatso Sedite   I reach out to hug you  All I feel is wire I kiss the breeze of your  sighs instead. How do you breathe surrounded by hardness? Or is this the shape of a man? A statue

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The Living Swan

by Zahraa’ Khaki She whirled A demon dervish raising hell Black White feathers a soft death knell Crazed flight across the World Stage 12 fouettes 24, 36, 48 Diaphanous peals of clashing color-sound Green red yellow blue orange gray brown

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Poems by Athol Williams

His Gentle Breath Dedicated to Keorapetse Kgositsile His gentle breath gave shape to the deflated – we who stood like waving rubber figures along the highway – falling, folding, fading, choked by the large boot standing on our necks –

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You Flew the Calculus of the World

by Awogbemila  Temitope  Ayodeji    Axiom i:  : where x is the a winged       world of Integrable derivatives – I,               you, two mp3 players and Mobutu *  Four of us were shadows                     of ourselves, the world breaths in                                   multiples of four.

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POEMS BY THULANI SHEBA

1.VUKA MUNTU OMUSHA Vuka ubone muntu omusha. Vuka wenze muntu omusha. Vuka kuzwakale muntu omusha. Vuka ubonakale muntu omusha. Impilo yakho iphethwe nguwe, Ikusasa lakho lisezandleni zakho. Impumelelo yakho yakhiwa nguwe. Injabulo yakho yakhiwa nguwe. Ithemba lakho libe kuMdali. Vuka

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