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another dead poet

by Amani Karisa we’re gathered here outside parliament boys and girls dressed in black swinging our bodies in slow motion singing dirges with hoarse voices fists raised against the wind arms stretched out holding posters painted with blood from the

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Spectre, Malmesbury

by Abu Bakr Solomons Seeking salvation’s never been easy: even if you cloister yourself during sacred hours in a house of worship retreating to rise above the profane. Nothing safeguards supplication for vengeance and zealous bigotry become a butcher’s knife

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Hells

by Mphae Charmaine Mashifane You’ve been through hells you would not mention with your own lips Afraid their fire might burn your tongue And if you get all dragon about it The hearer’s ears might catch a flame And like

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Two Poems by Yuan Changming

Sonnet in Adverbials [of Purpose?] To be ++++++++ [a matter when there’s no question] Or not to be +++ [a question when nothing really matters] +++To sing+++ with a frog squatting straight On a lotus leaf in the Honghu Lake++

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Moses Mtileni: tribute and poems

Tribute by Vonani Bila Moses, we shall sing your Redemption Song By Vonani Bila The senseless murder of Nzama Khaizeni Moses Mtileni on 8 July 2019 left me devastated. What kind of a liberated country slays and crushes its erudite

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