AN AFRICAN WOMAN

By Reginard Bishoza, Kigoma, Tanzania It’s not yet 4:00 am, I an African woman Moving rekindling the fire from the overnight embers Inside the mud-walled hut, my husband coughing As the first birds are heard, he swings his legs over the bedside A bed made from a rough rope strung across a wooden frame. He […]

CLEOPATRA

By REGNARD BISHOZA Ooh beauty! Doomed and perfect for an hour Blind, banished from desire Slaughters with sharp edges humble mankind Carrying yourself with mortal heart Draining the cup you’ve asked for it ! Cleopatra ! Cleopatra ! fatal mankind ! What’s love? A doll nicely dressed up? A thing of soft misnomers! So divine […]