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   World N Hands

In his hands

like strings bent

in a guitarist’s hands,

clothes wrung out

in a washerwoman’s hands,

clay pummelled

in a potter’s hands, 

or nails hammered

by a carpenter’s hands,

we kneel and take
the piece of flesh,
the cup of blood,
the whole god
in our hands.