Touch

Elegant, long fingers
With masculine, square-cut joints
Soft, sensitive tips
And clean manicured nails
Not proclaiming osentatiousness
But rather..
A refinement, a self certainty
A confidence, assuredness
An undeterred composure instilling reassurance, calm, and grace

Creative hands that can build, mould, construct
Musical, poetic hands that compose symphonies of life’s moments
Artistic hands that intuitively react
Then extract
Every feeling and emotion
Transmitting in return
Boundless energy and refreshing laughter
Inspiring commitment to make a positive change to one’s own destiny

They are hands containing their own astounding intelligence
They know what they want
They have no fear in reaching out and taking
What is rightfully theirs

Strong hands that proclaim courage, conviction
Determination and success
Hands that know an inner strength
And the fearsome abundance of their own physical power
Hands strong enough to crush an opponent
Or defend a loved one
Susceptible to the spontaneous combustion of anger
Yet sensitive to hurt and pain
Empathetic to suffering and despair

Large, all-encompassing hands
That hold the world and hang on tight
Guiding you through turbulent waters
Protecting and keeping you safe from harm
They are the hands of a leader
Commanding respect

Oh! His amazing hands!

To look at them is to feel the firmness and grasp in a friend’s warm handshake
To gaze at them is to remember the closeness and the heat pressing into your body
To glance at them is to luxuriate in the softness and rhythm of his caresses
To stare at them is to abandon ones self to the meaning…
The awareness and importance…
Of every fleeting moment..

Exciting hands that startle with an explosive, electrical current
Challenging your composure
Inflicting that sharp intake of breath
Passionate hands that play your skin like a concert pianist
Every intoxicating note an arpeggio
Thrilling every nerve ending
Touching your soul with their beauty
Making you weep with their unfathomable depths

They are the hands of a gentleman
Sophisticated, eloquent, witty, and debonair
Then conversely, thehands of a hard worker
Susceptible to life’s burdens and toils
They are the hands of an athlete, a philosopher, a father, a lover, a friend
A brother, and a son

Nature has artistically painted the components
Pre-determined the soft brush strokes of indigenous body hair
Imitated mountains and valleys in muscle mass shapes and knuckle mounds
Tendons and skin folds duplicate rivers flowing to oceans
And complete the masterpiece with seasonal colours
Dancing on the bronzed, olive skin
Glowing like a tropical sunset
Singing of warm, sunny days and fresh air

Around me I observe many framed photographs
Several pictures of him in various situations
There are pictures of him with his hands drapped around the shoulders
Of close friends
Pictures with his hands captured in deep embraces with family
Photographs with his hands around other women
Photographs with his arms and hands wrapped around me
Their impact is unanimous
Thier strength cannot be jealousy coveted nor belong to one person alone
The hands belong to a man of the world
A lover of women..
A world traveler..
A celebrator of life..
A best friend..

Rare are the few with such awe-inspiring hands
Hands so unqustionably beautiful
There must be a God

I close my eyes and see him before me
Soon, I feel the soft pressure of his hands in mine
Feel the warmth of his hands igniting my soul
Feel his hands enfolding my heart
And suddenly…peacefully…
I am blessed……

Touch

Trish Cooper

Bloomington, United States

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