advent journal: worn and wounded

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worn and wounded

in my notes
I found this phrase

what is worn is not always wounded

I’ve been staring at it
for some time now
trying to decide
if I agree

(and I think I wrote it)

I think I was thinking
about library lions
whose tails are worn
by the affectionate
of book lovers
and small children

then a question came
from a friend

I’m tired
when can I quit

and I thought
we are always wounded
what’s worn
what’s not worn
what’s worn out

how I wish I were
close enough to put
my arms around them
but I am far away

I can only send words
well-worn words
I love you my friend

tonight
worn and wounded
feel the same

Peace,
Milton

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