live (on prime time television)By Sihle Ntuli
SABC news crew left bewildered,
all over the lens,
his words were so violent that they hurt
delivered with such a ferocity
that they alone felt like the crime.
As the words left his mouth,
it was in the heat of this moment
that armed robber had not noticed
the camera still rolling.
@usihlentuli is a South African writer & M.A graduate at the School of Languages and Literature at Rhodes University. Since 2009, his poems have been published on Poetry Potion, New Coin, New Contrast and Ja Magazine amongst others. He has also been published in an array of publications such as Saraba and Kalahari Review.
In 2015, as part of Bakwa's music feature edition, he curated a Pan-African playlist in collaboration with Ja Magazine entitled 'Phola'. In the same year he released his debut anthology of poetry entitled 'Stranger' to favourable reviews.