Sometimes the loudest noise is silence. Sometimes the beating of your own heart is the enemy. There will be days where life vomits you like lukewarm ice cream. That too is part of the route to meaning. You must remember that most of what keeps us human is the window dressing that has become part of our fickle lives. Hold on to the tangible, organic interaction with those around you. Most of all, be kind to yourself.

Text : Frank Malaba 2018
Painting : Ruby Swinney

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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