Poetry corner 16 October 2017


Extract from “Open Apology” - Andile S. Zulu

I heard you found your smile again,
And miss your crescent pressing on my skin.
The present moment I’m in
Presents a presence o’ prison.
The peasants have risen.
The presents you’d given ain’t even here with me -
I really wish that you were here with me...

 

To my mind - Deepali Narotam

You must let yourself fall
Crack and break
Dis-in-te-grate
And
Unfold
Do not resist the torrent
Embrace the wave
Fracture into quakes
Shatter into specks
Only once you see the
fragments
Can you fathom the
whole

 

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