Hand-Me-Down

Today a man – well an artist – told me
That
I have beautiful hands
And I thanked, I thank, him for
That

Because
He gave me cause to think of my father
Whose hands were beautiful
When they played Fats Waller
Or pointed me back to the right track

Today  I remembered
What
It is like to be a son
And I thank the artist, the man
For that.

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