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Fred Roed.

Founder and CEO of Heavy Chef Pty Ltd. Entrepreneur. Speaker. Father of three. Winner of the 2015 IAB Bookmarks Award for "Best Individual Contribution to the Digital Industry". Listed as one of Fast Company's Top 100 Creative People in Business. Author of 'Heavy Chef Guide To Starting A Business In South Africa'. My name means ‘peace’ in Danish.

Early Morning Walk On A Barrydale Farm

Early Morning Walk On A Barrydale Farm

My skin pulsates as
crisp needles penetrate my foot.
The cold cuts, glistening steel slivers
through sub-cutaneous layers.

The farm on the edge of the Karoo
delivers pleasure and pain in equal measures.
An Eden shining shards of light through the mist,
morning illuminating sparkling details.

Rust on a roof pane.
Lightning splintered branches.
A dreadlock in a dog’s fir.
Crust in the corner of a cat’s eye.

Imperfections rising above the smoking dew
A reminder that one cannot exist without the other.
It’s all beautiful
and gloriously broken.

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