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

Sharon Lopez Mooney, published poet, Interfaith Minister, spiritual coach