Where heaven lies, I might never know.
I do know where I want to be today, in this moment.
I want to be in my skin.
I want to be here, standing on the Kalahari Desert sands
With the sun licking my mahogany skin.
My heaven is here, in my grandmother’s hands that hand
Me a piece of fire baked maize bread that she kneaded with her
Otherwise weathered frail hands.
Frank Malaba © 2011