Category Archives: poetry

  1. A true story


    May 20, 2023 by petrujviljoen

    I’m working in Braamfontein. Somewhere in the 1980s. The corner café for cigs and whatever. Every office worker knows one. …
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  2. Letter


    March 17, 2023 by petrujviljoen

    It has always been words you turned to;writing obliquely, with stealth as if a thiefwriting with your back against the …
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  3. thinking …


    February 21, 2023 by petrujviljoen

    Monk – flat-handed (sheer) piano a study in dissonance

  4. Grief


    February 18, 2023 by petrujviljoen

    counting falling rose petals – detachment

  5. Lament


    January 12, 2023 by petrujviljoen

    the screamingearth seethinghumanity

  6. Politics


    January 3, 2023 by petrujviljoen

    Spending months on the pulse of South African politics – it matters, because it is us. Most of the crisis …
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  7. I Looked Within


    December 31, 2022 by petrujviljoen

    I looked within, found some blood as fresh as the beginning of injustice and the rose moaned forget-me-not // the …
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  8. The Cat and I (II)


    November 5, 2022 by petrujviljoen

    Stardust mingled with the mess of our lives I exclude everyone momentarily; it’sthe cat and I, her exactly next to, …
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  9. Silent Sunday


    October 30, 2022 by petrujviljoen

    swept – the up-curl of the corner of the carpet

  10. Blur


    October 19, 2022 by petrujviljoen

    I can’t see for reading –the blur of the unsafe world wheredecency, steadily is undone

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