Mason Jar

Sometimes you feel like you carry your heart in a mason jar.
Sometimes it sure feels like people shoot at your mason jar with pebbles from a catapult.
Sometimes you have enough glue to mend it.
Only sometimes.
“Pull yourself together! There’s so much to be grateful for!”, someone without a heart might say.
But today it’s raining cannon balls and it feels like your mason jar is the target practice.
Talk to someone who’s willing to listen.
Someone who is thin on wise words and suggestions.
Someone who’s happy to sit with you in silence.
Someone who will synchronise their breath with yours as they look you in the eye.
Let them shield you until it passes.
You’re never alone.

Frank Malaba

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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