Poetry of Stephanie Bennett Henry

Call Me By My Name

They call me a mermaid and I say, “call me a warrior, with my spine like steel, my wingspan wider than the universe, my crown like my heart that bends but never breaks… call me a warrior, for I fly and swim through land and sea. Listen for the roar in my throat, my battlecry, my heart, my wounds that scar over. I wear each one like a medal, as a reminder that I have fallen and many times I’ve drowned, but never have I ever stayed down. -Stephanie Bennett-Henry #stephaniebennetthenry #ragingrhetoric

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