Ghost Hand

The hand that reaches out
from inside my body
to touch you
is not mine.

You must ignore that
greedy, starving
appendage.
I am self-contained.
I tell you,
I am self-contained,

and you must believe me
because you too have
a hand that reaches out
from inside your body.

You are self-contained.
You tell me,
I am self-contained,

and I must believe you.