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#inittogetherNew writing 2020-09-08
"The days, bursting with purpose,
between the hours
of empty sunrises"
Mma AfricaPoësie 2020-09-03
"Jy hoort by ’n wêreldkongres –
hervormer, strateeg, raadgewer, planmaker, volharder."
Every day I learnt new wordsNew writing 2020-08-27
"I buried my secrets in the ground
Somebody elseNew writing 2020-08-27
"When we met, I was someone, we both never knew"
You are never to kill a snakeNew writing 2020-08-27
"Retreat, slowly, without turning around,
over the field, past the dam, past the baby cow crying in its pen"
Bible storyNew writing 2020-08-14
"Now, my Prince, I can hear your chariots
thundering towards the once sublime city
you left behind, and I tremble, my Prince"
LAW FOR ALL’s Top 10: "When justice meant the world had to stop, so Ayanda could dream" by Sumayya MohamedNew writing 2020-08-14
"And the people came together to lift South Africa up again. To love her again, appreciate her beauty and appreciate that they themselves were enough."
LAW FOR ALL’s Top 10: "Brave" by Monnica RampineNew writing 2020-08-06
"I hope you forgive me, Ma. I thought this was the only way to make the pain go away."
LAW FOR ALL’s Top 10: "Say something" by Harry OwenNew writing 2020-07-30
say something about Nairobi"
Before I sleepNew writing 2020-07-27
"In ancient tongue they celebrated,
whispering charming syllables"
LAW FOR ALL’s Top 10: "Nqo" by Siyabulela JavuNew writing 2020-07-22
Is anybody home?
I have been walking for 26 years"
Storm withinNew writing 2020-07-08
"Release the cables wound around
Your lungs so tight that not a sound
Of truly you can squeeze it through
To open up for all to view"
Tercet for KievaNew writing 2020-07-06
"at a delicate and fragile eighty
she still wears mascara
lavender and lace"
ChildhoodNew writing 2020-07-02
"Visions of soft, weeping rain drenching fynbos
A lonely, cold krantz echoing baboon and jackal"
WinterNew writing 2020-07-02
"The power of a soothing, steaming
Slightly searing Epsom salts bath"
VitalityNew writing 2020-05-14
"Combining human touch and technology
The net of memory
The web of unity"
I tracked the starsNew writing 2020-05-13
"There is longitude
there is latitude
depth and circumference"
Shakespeare (The sonnets)New writing 2020-05-06
"Adorable and romantically possessed,
but with good looks no longer blessed,
he still delighted in the liveliness of progeny"
Objects of desire for Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel BasquiatNew writing 2020-03-17
"Like the sea I have chased with my mother, and like
all of these words, I am thinking of you too much."
Papaya for Rainer Maria Rilke, cold plums for meNew writing 2020-03-03
"I am finally on my own again. Flying solo. Gather this, hunt this, reward yourself with this."