Stephanie Bennett-Henry – Taking the stage
Tongue tied girl,
your wings twist into the bend
of a spine that could not cut it
the first time around that sky
or even the second and third.
you are the master of those knots
you tie yourself into like asking
for payback inside the punishment
you wrote into a story that you weren’t
supposed to be starring in anyway.
Exit the stage, left or right,
the end is never the end
until you say so and I don’t hear
you singing just yet.
You are trying to fall into the finale of you,
expecting a call for an encore,
but the show…
is still casting, the story…
it’s written in pencil.
It’s still waiting for you to unfold,
truth of your story be told
as it is, not as a wish
of all you could have been.
Save those wishes for the end.
Right now, the…
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