Tough Love

“I believe in tough love.

But for tough

love to work,

love must come first.”

— Jon Gordon

arms wrapped tight around

infusing strength of toughness

entangled in love

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Wrapped Around ~ Strong root holds up crumbling wall • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Tough Love” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor

© 2021

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