by Lawrence J. J. Leonard
The little tool box can be an extension of our personality.
The strong steel and handle make it useful for tangible things, too.
Opening the latch and drawing back the lid
the choices we encounter may be eclectic or simple.
Wounds and tears mean we can reach for first aid knowledge.
When too many thoughts bombard the mind, we find a handful of reason.
For uneven corners there’s a brace and a steel square.
If something is too high to touch, there’s a 20-rung ladder.
The little box is dented and scraped and faded.
It has been compliant through floods and deaths and lean years.
It can be used to prop open a door and let fumes out.
Many times it is the first place to look for forgiveness and listening skills.
We all have a steel box with a handle outside and tools within.
Some tools have worn edges while others nearly new.
We store and retrieve mechanical things for projects.
It is a way better container of abilities which make us good people.
Getting a new tool is crazy because nobody believes it will fit.
Soon it can become a comfortable part of our character.
The broken ones don’t need to be carried around
for they just get in the way.
Everyone has a little tool box.
It does not matter how beat up it is.
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