Empty Hands

We enter this world with empty
tiny hands, learn to grab
a friendly finger,
a proffered slice of apple,
a toy or a mother’s
warm hand.
Soon we discover
the pages of a book,
the weight of a pebble
or a pen in hand;
and we find our hands
are always open, ready to seize
a loved one’s hand, an opportunity,
another day.

Kim M. Russell, 2018

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My response to Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Carpe Diem / Seize the Day

Sumana has shared a number of quotations and poems to inspire us for this week’s motif, which prompts us to write about cherishing each moment, making the most of the golden chance, seizing the day, and living as best and fully as possible. She would like us to have a Carpe Diem mindset for today’s theme and write poems of ‘now’.

15 thoughts on “Empty Hands

  1. There is nothing quite like touching another person, whether the feel of their hands and fingers or tracing your fingers over their face or through their hair or even on the soft warmth of their body. So much much tenderness can be felt by such togetherness.

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