Lambskin

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Lambskin

 

Long and tapered

Fingers

Bony and elegant

Warm

And dark in tone

Full of energy

And movement

Each finger articulate

Expressive

Of itself

The whole hand moving

Lifting

And twisting the leather strap

On a small

—no—

Infinitesimal purse

Mysteriously pregnant

With itself

With its own beauty

 

I love what he makes

 

“Is it a gift?”

 

“I don’t know—

I haven’t finished it yet”

 

His smile melts me

Past recognition

And I smile back

Waiting for my turn

In his hands

 

By Julie Flanders

Photo by Artem Maltsev

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APRIL IS POETRY MONTH, Day 11

We encourage you to share these poems!

 

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