[POEM] unbroken

unbroken

I want to be malleable
bend against obstacles
stretch to reach just what is out of
not quite so resistant to change
or forces beyond my control
but elasticity was never a characteristic
like patience for anything other than calm

but here I go again
not giving myself the credit I deserve
being too hard, not acknowledging my strength
because the definition says:
“able to be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking”
and these past four years…
so many times of hammering and pressing until breathing was hard, sleeping was hard, smiling was hard, living was hard, loving was hard…

Yet, here I am unbroken.

/ / /

Gina Thompson
7 October 2017
Bellefonte PA


via Daily Prompt: Elastic

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About Gina Marie Thompson

writer • mom • trail runner • cheese slinger • educator • social justice crusader • seeker of love & beauty• living locally • I CHOOSE LOVE ❤️
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