Special mention to Reza, whose poem 'What we be' (scroll down!) was recently published in More of Us, an anthology by Landing Press. Respect!

 

You can buy the anthology here: https://landingpress.wordpress.com/ 

April 9, 2019

言 Yan (Spoken Word)

The spoken word reveals itself ‒

on whiteboards, scrawled quickly, in ink

Three lines, a box, and a smudge; nothing more

Do words truly exude themselves

up-and-out from our bodies into the grasping ether

so emboldened and black, so smoothened, untremulous with a dancing eye

Do they truly embrace the air; gleeful soldiers home from war

to sweep the laughing world from its feet

and disappear into black-and-white anony...

April 9, 2019

On the 15th of March 2019 more than a thousand students decided to walk out of school to march in a strike against climate change, I was one of them. I walked down Lambton quay with my fellow students chanting about the change we want to see for our future. We walked together, as one, from Civic Square to Parliament grounds where we then listened to youth speakers and people of the government talk about the crisis we are start...

April 9, 2019

Richard woke up at 6 am every morning. Then he made a peanut butter sandwich. He cut the sandwich diagonally down the middle to make two triangles (sometimes he needed a protractor and ruler for that step) to put in his lunch box with a bag of pretzels. He had a ¾ cup of cornflakes with ½ a cup of milk for breakfast. Then he packed his bag. First he put in his lunch. Then his pencil case. Then his drink bottle. Sometimes his m...

April 9, 2019

*** Published in 2019 Anthology 'More of Us'. Congratulations Reza! ***

We be pack of crow. Black bird perched upon scorched branch. Perched upon broken

building. Perched upon snapped wire. Perched upon this doomscape.

We be pack of crow. Watched as bomb fell. Crow flew. Man could not fly. Man could not

outrun it. Now it is all nest. Now it is all feed. Bodies of rotting and burnt flesh; once among

living, but now just feed.

We be p...

April 9, 2019

Whenever I am on the ferry I have two main feelings. The prominent feeling is boredom, but another major feeling is the excitement of being on holiday.

As soon as we hop off the ferry, the first place I want to go is Pelorus Bridge River, with its water which is the perfect temperature for swimming after a long car ride.

With its tall rocks perfect for jumping off, and an amazing location.

Lush greenery either side of the river.

T...

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