Squeezing together like penned rabbits Are thoughts of a revolutionThoughts that form a necklace of green lagoons in my headThoughts that become a net for castaways and rebels Like river rats Each thought has a territoryYet forced into the fringeOr go their seperate ways The ones that the swamp dosen’t swallow Are bred into a … Continue reading
By Obey Chiyangwa We sleep on thin sagging legs,wobbling, weary-sodden sticks,we still fall fast asleep while afoot,very scary dreams on our sore feet,bunk beds are for seniors in rank,the chamber pot is a serious stink,food morsels are coarse and stale,they trickle the bluish-grey of bile,our cell floors remain water-logged,we swim both the foul and the … Continue reading
More confused than amused, a poem by Xolani Somaca, Constance van Niekerk and Shaka Ndlovu.
Candles on the candelabra burned out
forming waxy mountains around their feet,
A Poetic Conversation between Constance van Niekerk and Edward Dzonze Continue reading
sometimes leaving is not easy,it’s different from when the baby cries all nightand you pick a stray blanket and pillowto find a space for your tired body on the couch.with this kind of leaving you have to un-cremate memories,make them live and tag along with you,make them lug the landscapes that make them realto paste … Continue reading
A poem by Constance van Niekerk ©2019 From a distanceIt looks like loveSending each otherEvery love emoji in the phone 😍Cyber hugs 🤗Cyber kisses 😘Who knew of their existence 🤷It just might be love ❤️ From a distanceIt looks promisingNothing can dampen the spiritsPerhaps except a low battery🔋And the frequent loadsheddingThat can really be frustrating!Love … Continue reading