13 Sep

Poetry – “Thursday Night” by Zama Madinana

thursday night
by Zama Madinana

a tower of loneliness
stands still in front
of his heart
& only a cold quart of black label
remembers his plight at hideout bar
& its hungry ear ate
all his secrets
on a thursday night
drunk & upset
until he found himself
sunk & burnt
between the glory thighs
of a german tourist
her lips dripping mulberry juices
deeply dipping a poet in her poolside
after an extensive pata pata
to end a poet’s kalahari times


Zama Madinana

Zama Madinana is a South African poet, based in Johannesburg. His work has appeared in The Shallow Tales Review, Stanzas, Africanwriter, Poetry Potion and other literary publications. His poems have been published in Zimbabwe, Nigeria and USA. Zama’s work focuses mainly on love, politics and social issues. In 2021, he won the third prize of Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award. His poetry chapbook, Water & Lights was also published in June 2021. He has performed his poetry in places like Cape Town, Maputo, and Gaborone.