Autumn Dawn

Through my window on this crisp cold autumn morning, I hear the acorns plummet into the bed of dry oak leaves below. Carla Bruni’s vocal tones find their way out of my music dock speakers and entangle themselves into the steam escaping my honey sweetened rooibos tea. It feels like what I have always imagined self contentment to be a fraction of. If I were to describe the taste of life this morning, I would probably look onto the ground as if my answer would germinate from there and say, “It tastes like milk-less rooibos with drips of honey and wisps french music”. But again, that could just be me still drunk from the aftertaste of a noncommittal lover’s deep kisses from last night’s visit.

-frank malaba- (the morning minute collection series)


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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2 thoughts on “Autumn Dawn”

  1. Your poetry is exceptional. I salute your courage and use of the English Language. I am presently reading your book Íf words could speak´. I wish you every success for the future.
    A fellow gay poet (also a renegade priest)
    Saludos de España


    1. Thank you very much Keith. It is slowly starting to sink in that I might actually have a voice in this world that is worth listening to. Thank you for reading my work. You have not seen the last of me. Bless.


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