Editor’s Note: February 2020

An Odd  Note by an editor

A name here – shameelah 


 (Backwards This Read) 

World The In Oddness Much Is There.
But (still backwards- or should it read TUB) – but tub is what we call bath (read ‘bath’)
*or maybe a tub of ice cream?
Back to backwards
It get who those maybe
Not are
All at
Odd (another but)
Me With Bare
Almost Are We
    –  End The at
Point A of
       Ahead Look Us Made World The
 ? What Of Ahead
Ahead
Of
You
Of
Me
Them
-they

       Back Go To Want Don’t -THEY-

Us Held Memory When To Back
Tightly-
Sense Made Art when
Us Understood Never Parents Our And 

I was in Portugal and I was reading
Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal

“What his uncle does not understand is that in walking backwards, his back to the world, his back to God, he is not grieving. He is objecting. Because when everything cherished by you in life has been taken away, what else is there to do but object?” 

Q: TELL ME YOUR GOALS in 2020:
A: BACKWARDS GO TO HAVE I THAT ALL USE TO

Let’s call this FORWARD-THINKING.
Shall we?


In this issue: 

Poetry:
6 fun facts – Sona Simonian
Ole Carte Blanche – Nomthandazo Nxabela
Aries – Ridwane Wane Devautour
Sagittarius – Ridwane Wane Devautour
Moderately being gawped at – Sinenhlanhla MlilowokuNqoba MaPhezabantu

Photographs:
Trash Sack Dress – Bongani Gwala
Behind Closed Doors – Matsediso Dichaba

Art:
Introducing: Zachary McGowan

Article:
A Treatise On The Psychic Abilities Of The Common House Fly – Christina Engela