I have been broken before.
Broken into so many pieces
I may as well have been
on the floor.
Not the pretty “fill it with gold”
kind of broken either.
The ugly crying on the bathroom floor
in the cold,
kind of broken.
And not just once either. Numerous times.
Sometimes just a hairline fracture.
Sometimes nothing more than a bruised ego.
But sometimes, my heart completely ruptured.
And how do you recover?
Still put one foot in front of the other?
I have no answers,
But I know that I did it.
Some people might say,
my heart is still broken,
if I still write these words.
But I say,
the cracks left in my heart
were nothing short of a road map
that led me