Beautiful wounds

Our wounds in this life
Don’t have to fester,
The bedtime emotional replays
Of our lowest points of the day
Are not compulsory features
Of our sleep routine.
The glorifying of our pain
Until it becomes who we are,
The celebration of our
Toxic defense mechanisms for how they save us
From further pain
And further love-
These are all choices
We really don’t have to make
With the pain life deals us.
Our wounds can be beautiful:
Reminders on our very bodies
That we can encounter terrible things in this life
And come out the other side.

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