Let words rain and reign

Category: Poetry

That torn afternoon


Nana
M'bawa


  Once upon a bright afternoon It was the hands Shaped like talons Those hands, they clawed their way Through me, Tore at my face Tore my afternoon Tore my fairy-tale Tore at the ribbons
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Have you seen the mountains today?


Elita
Chamdimba


by Elita Chamdimba I didn’t know that the clouds could come down this low For the mountain that beckoned the clouds to come say ‘hello’ I didn’t know that the clouds dressed up in cotton
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Sovereignty


Asante
Mtenje


by Asante Lucy Mtenje   Yes, your eyes will bulge and even pop out of their socket, when what’s left of my tongue darts out those words, those words that should have pinned you to
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Saturday’s Streets


Asante
Mtenje


by Asante Lucy Mtenje   The thirsty kisses of red, black, green, silver, yellow bumpers, lined and scattered across the parched earth like patches of a worn out quilt.  

The Morning After


Asante
Mtenje


by Asante Lucy Mtenje                  It haunts me still, long after I have expunged the guilty pleasure of the velvety touch of the cold yet warm satin on
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