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No Captain

No captain, is he, though

He scratches charts upon the seabed

Beneath his icebound instincts.

But the merest

Is he. A poet

Who wishes not to overburden… 13 more words



The aching earth stands speechless overnight,

when every living thing is packaged

in the hard darkness of ice.

–Excerpt from “Icebound” in Hanging Like Hope on the Equinox… 12 more words


Escape (for Babes Mphatseng) by Serame Icebound Makhele 16 Dec 2014

If this place called life

Makes it hard for my art to survive

Away from life

I escape

I escape

I cannot breathe anymore

My nostrils are blocked… 124 more words