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Hands




I should hate to lose them in a freak accident.
They have brought me much covert pleasure.
Like shell-less crabs;
they have leased their homes, 
rested and moved on like itinerant workers,
Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by them,
he understood that if you could draw them,
then you could shape cathedrals from water.
They are best seen in the dark,
or as shades for the light.
At times, I want to clean them
like seabirds caught in an oil slick.
Then I remember,
they wash me every day, as I wash them.



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Date: 10/18/2019 12:10:00 PM
Amusing musing ;), We're losing the dexterity in our hands in our society: less play, more Velcro.
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Eric Ashford
Date: 10/18/2019 12:38:00 PM
I haven't worn a tie for years, but recently had to, took me ages to train my hands to do it again. I am not American born, and so sneer at clip-ons! Thanks Maureen.