Nirvana

By Ashes Loving me was not easy, I set you alight and reveled in that glory, I put that fire out and cradled you. I held you like a lantern, knowing that eventually I would have to let you go Whilst I waited for salvation, I become a savage. With each emotional investment, my recession […]
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Shame

By Kũi If we were to end, would you be ashamed to say you had loved a woman? Will you speak about us in hushed tones Will I be euphemistically referred to as ‘a friend’, Will you speak about us? If they ask what you were before, And you need to communicate growth that came […]
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It Rhymes With “Tush.”

By Naija Dyke/ @naijadyke  I know what I want. What I want is a relationship. A real, proper relationship. One where it’s just me, and her. No boyfriend on the side. No girlfriend on the side. In fact, a relationship where there is absolutely NO side, because I’m the appetizer, the main course, and the […]
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Sax In the Mirror

By Zama Khanyile Tears drop tearing through the hardened exterior, it lingers on and I hear the cry of a wild cat in the silk sheets of a cash indulgent world. Sax in the mirror. I yearn for the comfort between thighs of evil pleasure and my lips twitch as my legs move apart from […]
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