An Aggressive Apology

By Lyricnotic/ @lyricnotic *Trigger warning: sexual violence I looked up at your reflection in the mirror as you walked towards me and stopped a few meters away. I couldn’t help the rage and hurt that was evident in my gaze as our eyes met. You lifted your hand to stroke my shoulder; to rub over […]
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One Night Stands

by Alexis Teyie/ @alexteyie Somehow I had convinced myself that one night stands must be life-affirming. That they were proof of youth. That they were a necessary rite of passage. That they were the weapon of open and independent women. I wanted to be alive, to be young, to be open and independent. I wanted to […]
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Mama Owami

By Untapped To the one that slipped away when my heart thought it had found a resting place. Its two weeks now since you walked away. 7 days away from Valentine. 15 days away from our 3 months anniversary. 20 days away from your birthday. Every hour, your countenance floats in my eyes, a smile […]
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The Last Call

By Mapula S. Lehong Its repetition, repetition of the same song The loud gong of words gone wrong Echoes of pain in that last call.   I love you, I love you…I hate that I love you… I hate that I keep calling   While thoughts juggle anger and frustration Our words bloody like the chaos […]
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White

*Trigger Warning: Drugs, death substance abuse.* By Nthabiseng Ntshala We met, spoke, laughed and fell in love. We learnt, accepted each other and even got addicted to each other. We took each other’s bad habits and made them our own, individually. I forgot my values and my beliefs. Her presence in my life mattered so […]
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