NaPoWriMo: Day 8

Prompt: Tip – toe through your bag

Touch is one of the most essential senses we have. It translates everything that happens around us through our largest organ – skin. If we are cold, warm, if something is soft or sharp, we can feel it. Our sensors for touch give us that information. So today, simply grab your bag and dig your hand in it: your task is to describe the first object you find (no matter if you know what it is). How does it feel, what’s the color you imagine, is it cold or warm, how does it fit in your hand?

To make it more interesting, ask for assistance. Let someone else pick random objects and fill the bag that you will later explore and use for exercising your creative mussels. Now this is interesting, right?

That random object just might be someone else’s hand as it happened in my case 😉

What is hand?

A hand is not your five fingers
made of bones, wrapped in flesh
and coated in skin.

A hand is not your bluish sinews
revealed just below your knuckles
and joints.

A hand is not only to hold, squeeze,
catch, scratch, write, climb, speak, pretend, hide
show, offer, threaten, apologize or fight.

A hand is to love:
just like your tickle behind my ear.
just like the caress on my hair after tiresome day.
just like the warmth protecting my cold palm in dark winter months.

A hand is a first touch to bring us together
after mute goodbye –
your opened, raised hand in the air.


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