Happy Place

Happy place. Comfort space. Gentle embrace. Illuminant face.
Unnamed, unproclaimed authenticity of feelings brand the soul
With amber copper-red rays that pluck the heart like a bass string.
Autumn leaves strewn at my feet are ending beginnings that mulch
Sprouting metaphors of renewed purpose and worth.
Time is golden thread weaving through requited affirmation that teems
With a sense of belonging.
Eyes glistening with intensity of power that reigns me into safety of your gaze.
Heartbeat that speaks in soothing, calming Morse to my soul and being.
Happy place. Comfort space. Gentle embrace. Illuminant face. Kiss me in true grace.

Frank Malaba ©2016

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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