Your fingers fan out from your palms like rays
fan from the sun and make you feel they are
something like the sun that makes our days,
and though a hand is a small, it’s like a star.
Yet what can fingers do that’s like the sun,
though they are smaller than it is by far –
the sun that lights the world for everyone
and warms it too wherever they now are?
As solar rays deliver warmth and light,
so too can fingers be a source of those,
and they can even end a soul’s dark night
as when night ends because the sun arose.
Your fingers, when they hold or they caress,
bring warmth and light like solar rays that bless.
Mario A. Pita