These hands are small hands.
they are thin, and frail,
the skin stretches too tightly over them -
keeping the knuckles white
defining my fingers as bony, irregular.
They do not hold in their lines the elegance you deserve.
These hands are lost hands.
Their skin is cold, poor circulation
evidenced in a dropped temperature,
the colour a pallor to match the time they spend indoors.
They are not nice hands,
not remarkable, beautiful, even memorable.
These hands are weak hands,
I find they are still strong enough