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There is something about his hands



Hands ready, pecan skin,

hickory toned knuckles

smooth but for their slight, dry thirst


expressing agility             

their movement Bach and

James Brown, ease and pulse


fingers reveal feelings

his lips fear to shape, yet

yearn to be heard


palms fawn color,

vulnerable, where he

nakedly savors the world


heart sheltered,

hands open, curious, elegant

long thin fingers hungry to devour more

Sharon Lopez Mooney, “Morning Mystery”, From Roundtable Literary Journal, Issue  55, ed. Caitlin Chester and Elizabeth Burton, Hopkinsville, KY, 2021

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