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Once upon a man

by Nomathemba Thafeni   Sometimes he will be unkind to you, Say painful words, Make a fool of you. And when you think you have just had enough, He will come with pretty flowers, Kiss your beautiful lips. And the

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The H that stole your breath

by Zahraa’ Khaki   When I was a little girl When I first tasted and savored The drops of my name – fine wine on My untried tongue Trying feverishly to twine around The elusive notes of Me I learnt

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Too much

by Zahraa’ Khaki That’s what you’ve told me I feel too much I want too much I ask too much I thirst too much And I need to be Lagom Not too little Not too much ‘A-de-quate’ Let me satisfy

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Dave

by Chris Mason   You would call me Euro-Jesus when I walked through the door Your hands pressed together in jest I was never quick enough to say “let us break bread” But with coffee there would always be talk

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sometimes i am just a body

by Mphutlane wa Bofelo   bold and audacious free spirit irrepressible voice open express of the right of the body to receive and give pleasure according to its own tastes not society’s dictates before Rhodes must fall before fees must

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