“the reason of hand and leg bending”
the reason of hand and leg bending is muscles.
Nerve impulses sent to muscles
to contract and release,
ions releasing and traversing
allowing Z plates to rachet together,
release one another, to come together again.
But why the impulse? why the message?
Isn’t this always the question?
Perhaps it was a flower, or a baby,
perhaps a shock leading to collapse in tears,
legs bending, hand to face, shoulders sob.
or maybe it was longing, deep and elemental,
the one meditation and observation
hasn’t yet uprooted,
the one underlying some of the stickier joy in life.
Or maybe it was the jitterbug.
for dancing, hands and legs bend.
Or maybe it was for the pure, clear joy
of hand and leg bending just so they can release,
And bend again.