They understand more than we know
with their hidden eyes and ears
fingers can tell exactly what’s needed
in the body lying next to them.
Some fingers play on a partner’s ribs
as if they were black and white piano keys.
One handful of fingers bragged
about deciphering a parchment
on the Dead Sea Scrolls—
reading it with the tips of fingers
as if he was reading braille.
Sometimes when it gets very quiet—
you can hear fingers snickering
and guffawing about all the kisses
they planted with exquisite massages
orchestrated for coming together—
immortalizing desire for one lucky couple.