I love you today.

I see you and feel you under my skin.

I can almost taste you as I look at you miles away.

I need you today.

More than I have needed crystal clear waters in the desert.

I gaze into your sad eyes and I want to hold you,

But my arms cannot reach across the Pacific.

Your lips were made to fit mine,

But I am too far to caress them with mine.

Your nipples are mine, they say they are mine.

My tongue craves to travel the nape of your neck.

My hands are longing to stroke your body and

Feel your energy flow into me.

Be my source, Today.

Love me, Today.

Let me, Today.

Breathe me, Today.

And I promise to love you Today.

Tomorrow is just too far to even fathom.


                                                                Frank Malaba ©  2013

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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9 thoughts on “Today”

    1. Thank you Nonhlanhla… You are welcome to read and comment. There is a lot of poetry on this blog. Just select the month in which it was posted. Some months have more than others.


  1. Frank you continue to inspire with your prose. I love your style and sentiments of your poetry and other posts, a true hero for LGBT rights across the African continent. Many thanks for all that you share with the rest of the world….Love and Peace to you and loved ones…xxxx…


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