And the first crack appeared
Salt water poured through
Streaming down apples

Deepened the grooves
Splintering slowly
Tiny spears jabbing into ribs
Spiking every breath

The ground shook again
I descended into love
But fell through into heartbreak
Picking up each piece
Shielding it from further shattering
Hoping to find cement
To piece it together again.

- 13 July 2021 -



Bethany Bannister

Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) with strong opinions with a kind heart. Combined with excellent writing, these are my super powers.