“The Unbroken” by Rashani Rea
“The Unbroken,” by Rashani Rea, found in
The Power of a Broken-Open Heart, by Julie Interrante.
There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken,
a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable.
There is a sorrow beyond all grief which leads to joy;
and a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength...
There is a hollow space too vast for words
through which we pass with each loss,
out of whose darkness we are sanctioned into being.
There is a cry deeper than all sound whose serrated edges
cut the heart as we break open to the place inside
which is unbreakable and whole, while learning to sing.