(Written before we moved. & now that we’re settled, whew. I feel good.)
Today, Thank Heavens, I Have Hands
I think less of people who think
little creatures are stupider than big ones.
I try not to think about how heavy
and tedious moving is,
though there’s some fleck of comfort
in the known physical difficulty of it
and the general commonness
of packing stuff in boxes. Watch
as I move to a new home: what I can lift
I am touching with my hands.
And on the days when I have no hands,
I lift all the invisible things.