Meet Me In The Healing

Stephanie Bennett-Henry – Writing and healing, an invitation

Stephanie Bennett-Henry

The last thing I want to do is write fluffy words laced with fiction and call it poetry. I’d rather give you honesty, even when it hurts, especially when it hurts. When the words spill out from open wounds, when the pain is so much, I have to lie down and bleed. What you get from that is poetry. Sometimes I think that’s beautiful. The way we can turn the pain into something bigger, maybe something a little better for now. There are times when it’s not so beautiful. The process of reaching into the wounds, pulling out the words, and swirling them around until the paper can handle the weight of the way the pain is cruel sometimes. It’s not a pretty picture. It’s not easy to be so brutal with honesty, it’s not easy to be so transparent, it’s not easy to be so fragile. But it’s brave…

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