lenten journal: ship’s log

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ship’s log

it seems like a lifetime ago
that we stood on the deck
of the USS Constitution
a still-commissioned vessel 
named
for our defining document
to learn much of it had been replaced
because it was still considered
active—a work in progress

only in museums does it matter
that nothing changes because
sameness is suffocating
every breath we take is
an act of resuscitation
that speaks hope into being
even as our joints creak
and groan like an old ship

every step of this voyage
reminds me that we need help
to ride these wondrous waves
no matter how strong our constitutions
or how well we exhibit courage
so on this day this storm this sea
I am grateful we sail together

Peace,
Milton

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