Contemplate the Hand
If there is nothing more versatile
but essential it is the hand.
I can not get by without it.
For instance i use it to type this message
pausing to curl around a warm drink.
It measured the desired amount into my cup
and poured boiling water carefully from a kettle
it switched on after attaching cord to wall.
If scalding water drips onto hand sensors
in hand tells brain it needs tobe cooled immediately.
After cooling it grabs a towel to dry.
I can hold my girl’s hand or wave goodbye.
It plays the piano with a good octave stretch.
It cannot also hover over my phone and
type without too many typos.
The hand is a wonderful tool.