Word of the Day:Hands


These Hands

full of varicose veins from constant exertion

are taken for granted


For if my hands were cut off

I will shout to the heavens 

not because of the pain and humiliation

not because I won’t be able to feel the soft hands of my children

or because of the lack of ability to caress my sensual wife

or to express my complex creativity


It will be because I won’t be able to, ,with my own flesh and blood,

verify anything that I own 


As it will be taken away from me 

Along with my hands.

(This still applies even if you have robotic hands)