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Maybe just one more try.

Breaking glass on tile floor consumes the night. No one is around to see but I am immediately furious with myself. Now the treachery spreads far and wide. Bits and shards. Sharp and clear. There's just no way to gauge how many tiles camouflage the brokenness.

Even after the worst of it is swept away, the danger lurks. And, now, my misstep affects all who cross my tile. For weeks, I have to be diligent and insist others be on the alert because one misstep can lead to another and innocently naked feet become victims of my carelessness.

A single shard can create a wound where the pain is persistent. Shattered glass is like a ripple in the water. There's just no way to bring it back and that grieves me most of all.