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*potters' Hands (Revised)

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Potters' hands are dry
From handling wet clay.
As oils in the skin are stripped away.

Potters' hands are calloused;
Not as rough as hard labor leaves them,
Those scabrous scales that form on flesh -
No match for wood, brick, stone, or steel
That rubs skin to blister, then thicken and scar.
But these are from labors of love

Caused by movements as repetitious as rituals,
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