VIII. FROM THE BEGINNING, YOUR HANDS

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Mathias Stom, Sarah Leading Hagar to Abraham, first half of the 17th century.

          And Sarah said, God hath
made me to laugh, so that all
that hear will laugh with me.
— Genesis 21:6



From the beginning, your hands
are eyes
out of darkness,

your fingers fragile lashes
brushing over palms
of vision, tipped
with teardrop nails.

Sarah, in the darkness,
open your hands
to the sky
and know

they can hold everything:
all that you see is yours.

When we hear you laughing,
we’ll know what
we share.

[For Sarah Bridget MacLeod]

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