Hey, Man … Have You Ever *Really* Looked at Your Hands?

Map

Look at
your open palm,
how the branches
fork off into
feathers;
so many rivers,
so many cracks
in the earth
of your life,
the map of
your world,
how it looked
just before
you took flight.

P.S. — How could I have forgotten to link to dVerse Open Link Night, which I’ve been enjoying these past few Tuesdays? Lots of great poets there — please go enjoy!

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17 thoughts on “Hey, Man … Have You Ever *Really* Looked at Your Hands?

    • Thanks, Jennifer! It wanted to stay kind of spare. It was the first one I’d written in a week. Still finding equilibrium after NaPoWriMo and a desire to take a huge break immediately after.

  1. I totally enjoyed this look at the map in the palm, the palm in the hand, the way the reading does or doesn’t shape our lives. I tried to follow to the site you linked, but it truly goes nowhere! Please repost it. Thank you.

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