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In the stillness of my heartbeat’s rhythmic pauses, I feel pangs of neediness.
The need to be left alone even when my skin craves holding.
The need to cradle a grudge for things the world owes me not.
The need to need nothing but myself in a sea of people picking my time on earth like mana on frosty mornings.

Frank Malaba © 2018

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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