Category Archives: Queer poetics

2013 Nov. 10: I can never forget

by Maureen Velile Majola   That night you made me stay up so you can pour out your heart When you reminded me of all my mistakes When the age gap played it significant role again The reminder The constant … Continue reading

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2013 Nov. 9: Ayanda & Nhlanhla’s wedding

  … Seven (7) days later Photos by Lebo Ntladi   It was in 2011 during their vacation in Cape Town when Nhlanhla Moremi made a promised to marry Ayanda Magoloza in 2 years. 2013 came and Moremi finished paying … Continue reading

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2013 Nov. 11: Nocturne: Beheaded

…for Thapelo Makutle   All throat now…..already brighter than the stars. I could hold you in my song. Sotto voce, tremble against me: a breeze slips in, cools my blood to garnet…..bed stained with stones, cold and finally useless………..I Orpheo,…..I … Continue reading

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2013 Nov. 6: Moving On To Only Stay Behind

    There are amazing particles in life that we miss because we look too hard for all the wrongs of our past We compare two things from two different worlds Because we travel new roads with old shoes We … Continue reading

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2013 Sept. 11: The touch

by Thulielove Gifted Hands Sodumo I could lose and find myself in a woman’s touch. It makes me turn in and out of myself. The soft feather light touches. So deliberate and meant The softness of the lips against my skin The … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 27: Because I am

 by Tinashe Wakapila   It’s no beautiful melody when you hear a politician promising everything but a human being’s life First it was ‘worse than dogs and pigs’, i thought oh well, i have
 enough on my platter to deal with so … Continue reading

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2013 Aug. 26: Just one day

by Maureen Velile Majola   I am in no position to write a piece to celebrate Women’s month How do I even begin to celebrate when women are raped every day in this country When a girl child cannot trust … Continue reading

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