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FOUR ROADS
Tariro Ndoro
Your winters bite me like an ugly scar – sheets of drizzle and confused weather patterns …

AS IN SURVIVAL
Tariro Ndoro
...as in waking up at four am to hit the road as in road trip time watching the day break through …

OUR EMBRACE
Tsitsi Jaji
is monumental, a bloc representing the phalanx that is us. Tending towards …

HOLY DEPARTURE
Tsitsi Jaji
It is today, then. The wrapping in blankets And laying to rest In your new cradle, The earth. How …

FOR THE DISAPPEARED
John Eppel
For those who burn or float face down, what tears;
 what family protests smashed by rifle …

THE DOG-MEAT VENDOR
John Eppel
Salutations to the dog-meat vendor, he skins and guts the ones put down by vets; his cuts, half …

A POEM ABOUT TIME GOING BY
David Mungoshi
Once upon a time I was in diapers Screaming my lungs out When the fancy seized me Now I see me In …

THIS RIVER
David Mungoshi
No one drinks here No one walks here No beaten paths lead here This river is a serene …

LIFE'S COLLISIONS
Batsirai E. Chigama
I was young once, rose-spectacled Foolhardy, ambitious and horny for life I wanted to consummate …

DEAR DAD
Batsirai E. Chigama
I used to be in awe of you dad When you took to the podium And with your eloquence dazzle millions …

RICE STEAMER
Sayaka Osaki


THE TERRORISTS
Sayaka Osaki


ETERNITY AND A DAY
Sayaka Osaki


HEAVEN AND EARTH
Sayaka Osaki


NOISY ANIMAL
Sayaka Osaki
Do not believe in words Do not believe in “blue sky” Do not believe in “shining …

SLOWLY FLOWING PARTICLES OF THE WORLD
Sayaka Osaki
Winter morning, the last leaf falls from its branch People in helmets come out to conduct their …

POINTING IMPOSSIBLE
Sayaka Osaki
The conference to determine boundaries Is once again being held everywhere today Health has lost …

A MOMENT OF SILENCE
Sayaka Osaki


I ENCOUNTERED THE WORLD
Shimon Adaf
פָּגַשְׁתִּי אֶת הָעוֹלָם בִּנְקֻדַּת חִיצוֹן אֲשֶׁר מִנּוֹכַח צִיר מָה חֹשֶׁךְ הֶחָלָל לֹא …

RESCUE FROM OBLIVION
Shimon Adaf
 1. Thought 
I’m thinking 
that I’ve reached the end of history.
 Not in the …

MONDAY
Lali Tsipi Michaeli
אֶתְמוֹל עָשִׂיתִי חֲצִי ג'וֹגִינְג וּבַדֶּרֶךְ לָמַדְתִּי שֶׁיֵּשׁ מַרְפְּקִים לְכָל …

IN THE SILENCE BEFORE ALL
Lali Tsipi Michaeli
אָז כָּתְבוּ שֶׁהָעָם וְהָיָה שָׁם סִפּוּר אֶחָד יוֹתֵר מִדַּי וְשַׁרְבִיט …

TRAIN
Lali Tsipi Michaeli
בְּגִיל 7 עָזַבְתִּי אֶת גֵּאוֹרְגְּיָה כִּמְהַגֶּרֶת לְיִשְׂרָאֵל יַחַד עִם הוֹרַי וּשְׁנֵי …

BODY
Lali Tsipi Michaeli

אֲנִי יוֹדַעַת שֶׁאֲנִי רוּחַ וְשֶׁיֵּשׁ לִי    אֲנִי יוֹדַעַת שֶׁאֲנִי רוּחַ …

 
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