Poetry Friday: Turn Over Your Hand

Have you every had your palm read or looked for hidden messages? I found this poem by William Stafford in An Oregon Message

Turn Over Your Hand

Those lines on your palm, they can be read
for a hidden part of your life that only
those links can say–nobody’s voice
can find so tiny a message as comes
across your hand. Forbidden to complain,
you have tried to be like somebody else,
and only this fine record you examine
sometimes like this can remember where
you were going before that long
silent evasion that your life became.

Poetry Friday is being rounded up at  A Teaching Life by Tara.

Happy Friday.

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