A crack in the sidewalk has swallowed me whole,
Taken me to darkness and drown out my soul,
I knew I might trip and prepared for the fall,
Expecting more cushion when I hit the wall,
I keep getting up, pretending I am okay,
Hiding the bruises, putting  tears away,
When a hand reaches out to me I almost take hold,
Then I pull back, the persona of bold,
I brush away the debris and smile through the pain,
Hope things fall into place, and it won’t happen again.

sidewalk crack