You – who were given hands
with the ability to open
to receive the gift of blessings-
choose to grasp at the world as
if talons replaced fingers
and you had to chicken scratch your
way to existence-
I created this piece because this is how I sometimes feel, especially right now with so much going on.
I grasp and scratch at the world, symbolically, as if I had claws and talons, rather than opening my hands in gentleness to receive.
It’s hard to receive anything when you are scratching along with talons.