The Cane

       – held in hand –

The Cane

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– held in hand –

Thus, as I walk
With the cane,
Held in hand
As to saunter,
While I amble
A strewn land,
Hence yet able 
From err I stand,
For the moment 
Recourse idle,
A while resting
Tho rather sidle, 
My weary bones
Next to Puccini,
Lean on a cane
Thus, for a while,
Giacomo is again
Where I now stand!

                ©️ Jean-Jacques Fournier 

Imagery - MD Photo & Wikimedia un Commons
Music – excerpt of Instrumental Opera Music by G. Puccini
Audio – Jean-Jacques Fournier
written in Ciboure, Fr.
October 9, 2022,

“ The Hand ” ~ that feeds ~

As I observe

The hand

That feeds,

Wants serve

The life I live

With verve,

Fashioned so

As fate did give,

To find contrive

Thru every curve

Meant stay alive,

Be worth invest

In destined strides,

Hence to survive

The waning signs

We visualize,

Protuberant veins

Neath thinning skin

Covers aging within,

Telling of life ephemeral

The while bemoaning

Mind means decline,

This hand will feed me still!