Of Giants among Men

By MampuruLebo Some of us are giants living under pitiful shades We are amused by being safe; half skin in the sun and half shaded by our fears We run nervously from the big dreams that would stand too wide above our heads Lest there be no room for the dreams that come back home […]
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Shades Of Natural

By Joyfrida Anindo They say I am not natural, It’s the pink line beneath my lash, The yellow hue around my eye, The purple plate on my lip, Reflecting the sun when I smile.   They say I am not natural, It’s the kinky curl of my locks, The frilly flow of my weave, The straight […]
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Wallflower

By Ludo Chalashika You are flower, and I will surely die in marvel of your magnificence. The seas bow down, stilled, when sanctified by your presence. When shaken and raged into tidal waves by Mother Nature’s inconsistencies, I am stilled, still, within such restlessness. Silence is maintained in honour of your solitude. Unseen by many while […]
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Joy

by Mxtrx N And two years later. No one, least of all us, Could ever imagine, We would lay here The moon illuminating your room Soft sounds fill your room  You touch me like you want to soak me in Like you’re remembering And relearning. Connecting. Black bodies Queer bodies. Soft bodies Eye contact and heavy […]
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Crushed cans and broken glasses

By Lickle They stop and stare I hear their “silent whispers” They say I’m a disgrace to society They say I’m fast tracking my way to hell. Fake friends keep their distance afraid I might derail them from their straightness They don’t understand how a woman can love another woman They don’t understand how my […]
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In The Zone

By Zamangwane Kanyile In the zone we dart around each other like toddlers whose legs are still learning to balance their weight We move around wide eyed wondering who will let out first. When the rain hits your skin melting you down with it You’ve become a lifeless leaf As it lands on the ground you […]
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