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The boy I kissed at the Greenhouse

Gabriel Hoosain Khan   The tender aloe is aflame, veld fire at night. Across a hilltop, ever moving, a line of light On a moonless night. It starts with a scurrying sound. The rodents are moving, I feel them around

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Two poems by Nkateko Maluleke

Kula Kokwana Ti dya ti ya endzhutini ka kokwana Xikomu se xa hlomuka embhinyini Ndima yona, u boxile Mihandzu ya ntamu wa kwe ndzi dyile U ndzi wundlile kokwana U ndzi kombile rirhandzu swonghasi U wile a pfuka na mina

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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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LEARNING FROM THE PANTHERS: a poetic biography

by Chandramohan S   Why do you write panther poetry? I write panther poetry –people have the right to bear arms. 1. Panthers aren’t extinct. They prowl in the dense jungles. They are disciplined men. They upset the natural order

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Utopia

by Zahraa’ Khaki   “Utopia” They said. Utopia i believed. Then I heard Your mutilated cry And echoed scream Rush through a portal From an unseen realm Of dead embers and red smoke and bones clinging desperately to shreds of

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