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See These Hands

written by: Joyce Butler

@joycebwriter

 

You want to see my hands?
See what I've designed and turned them into?
Something you know nothing
about,
A struggle.
Digging through the dry earth
and mud
for some sign of a life
lived better than mine.
A day spent battling,
punching
and almost succumbing.

Joyce Butler

Joyce Butler

I'm 41 years old. Mother of 2 from Waterford, Ireland. I work full-time as a Clerical Officer. I love to write poetry, micropoetry and short stories when I have time.
I was shortlisted for the Atlantis Short Story Prize 2015 and I've written the first draft of a book.
Joyce Butler

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