Pig and dog whisperer

Hearts beat like djembes.
Fingers draw pathways of sweat on a chest.
Hair rustles as it is caressed gently.
Tongues wrestle in a warm dark place and
A gush of warm gasps fills the air as two souls intertwine.

The scent of human love fills the already human heated air.
Eyes dilate as they make each other out in the dim light.
Manly iris on manly iris.
Vein adorned hand on a hairy muscular buttock.
Dulcet words moisten an erect earlobe.

Pacts are made.
Vows broken.
Love built.
Families hurt.
Lives diminished.
Insecurities fueled.
Religion Threatened.

Two men in unison.
Hurting no one.
Caught in a moment of cathartic abandon.
Skin on latex on skin.
Scented oil permeates sheets.
No fear. Just love… Just love.
No hate. Just acceptance. Just worth.

Eye squeezed through a keyhole.
Ear pressed against the door.
Mouth frothing.
Heart hating. Mind misunderstanding.
Manhood threatened. Values questioned.
Logic precarious.
Hand pressed against a machete.
Thumb rubbed against an Okapi blade.
Breathing heavy. Seething. Festering.

Door broken open. Flesh cut. Eyes gouged.
Screams muffled.
Perverts fixed. Real men emerge.
The world is a better place.

Frank Malaba © 2010


Published by: Frank Malaba

Frank Malaba is an actor, playwright and a published poet. He was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa. He has performed on stage and television in both countries. He has a passion for using poetry, storytelling and theatre as a method of healing for both himself and others. His poetry has been presented both at home and abroad. Frank is currently developing a two-man play entitled “Broken Pathways” which will be touring internationally. In 2014 Frank was recognised by Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans as an Achiever in the category of Arts & Culture.

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