EDGY HAND PSALMS TO CRADLE OUR HEARTS
These poems are inspired by Hands. Hands always speak to me…they speak of ancestors, joy, response-ability, blood, struggle, prayer, land and so much more. The connection between our Hearts and our Hands is the alignment of our Life’s work. These glorious tools of creation give me endless inspiration.
My startled Heart woke thinking of You.
Birch eyes blink-blinking wide open in awe of
Ancient tools carve deep trails of destiny and shape
Cliffs of Love
Always fall-falling for You.
Elephant-knee knuckles sound daily alarms and hold our weight.
Still, Life and Death are seasons crack-crackling beneath our feet.
Passion Marks and Squares
She sways in the palm of my hand.
Cool breezes and sunlight make perfect
Bite circles on my Heart-skin.
She defiantly throws lean Shade on cement blocks
And traces eternal salt on my Heart-tongue with her finger.
Bruce Lee and Childish Mudras
Blank walls reveal the jaws of barking dogs at play.
Middle fingers start wars.
Thumbs take risks and pretend to be “ok”.
The Moon’s long pointy finger sports a red gift-ribbon
And humbly reminds to our heavenly glory.
We solve Finger Cuffs in Minutes
At first I am in wonder
Then bound in despair.
When we pull away there is no escape
When we come close we can breathe.
When we pull away blood is strangled
When we come close I can sense your wise pulse in my fingertip.
The urgency is never lost on me.
“I see you.” Hand Goggles Instructions
Point and press narrow index to stout opposable evolution.
Flip upside-down, outstretched, wide,
toward organic listening devices.
Adjust to false awkwardness.
Finetune cradling the jaw.
Allow your clam-shell-heart to enjoy 20/20.
Audacious Deep South Handshakes
They celebrated the filling of Her pothole with numb cheers and beers
Drowning out Her cries.
They stumble on sidewalks shaped like crooked hard-to-look-at teeth
Blaming Her roots for every skinned knee.
They dance on Her grave
Pretending Her body isn’t there.
Where am I?
Making Psalm 78:72 Current Energy
And they tended with integrity of Heart;
with skillful hands they led.
by Andrea Bellini
May 16, 2021
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