It Gets Better

Cactus fists that seek out peach blossom cheeks,

Iron rods red hot that seek the quench of young blood.

Eyes once luminous now shielded from your staredown.

Grins mask your Hitler-esque passion for my pain.

I am here, in this moment, feeling, tasting, immersed

In your chasm of ego fueled ignorance.

I want you to know, that even with the barrel of your

Hate pistol pressed in my throat, I breathe thru my

Loved ones and I embrace the fact that…

It Gets Better.

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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