Give Me Broken Roads

Stephanie Bennett-Henry – No smooth roads, please

Stephanie Bennett-Henry

I don’t want a journey that’s smooth sailing, unfailing, a straight path that never crosses over into crooked lines or hard times. No. Give me the broken roads, paved with lessons only found in the pain of falling through the cracks to rock bottom. Let the sharp of every edge touch me hard enough to leave a mark, let every mark teach me how to bend every edge smooth, until it crumbles into stones I use to stand on. I want to be both feet in, hands filled with my whole heart in pieces, cracked and bleeding. Give me every crack to stand on without the fear of falling. Give me every sky to fly in without the fear of flying. Show me the way the storm gets a rise out of the ocean and let the ocean take me under to teach me how to taste the salt in…

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