In the Palm of Your Hand

There’s a planet
There’s a past life and a future
There’s a question mark
if you follow the line of your thumb
up around your index finger
and trail off around the
remaining three digits
The palm of your hand
holds a light bulb
a bright idea of possibilities
Don’t squeeze too tight
it could break and cut
or even burn
The palm of your hand
holds a bird’s nest
blue speckled eggs
ready to hatch
two three four
birds in the hand
Everything you need
is within your grasp.

from Diamond Plate, 2012, Obsolete Press

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