Free hands

I want to have two free hands

to touch the world,

to create and be open to find

new shapes and ways of thinking.


And in this space of words

I have these free wild hands,

to make, but only here,

only in my private space of art.


Elsewhere, in the spaces that

are not mine to own,

my hands are rope bound,

or directed like a marionette.


But then I leave these closed spaces

and come home to imagination,

and these free and wistful hands

begin their urgent work again.