A hand told hold. Someone’s, somewhere. To squeeze, to clasp, to lightly kiss. A hand. Warm, gentle, kind. Tenderly hold, handing warm blankets. A hand to hold. Someone’s, close by. To cling, to play, to dance together. A hand, any hand, your hand. To hold and cling, to clasp and squeeze. Wiping away stray tears, Cleaning stray crumbs of embarrassed cheeks. A hand that speaks a silent language. A hand that writes only words. Holding onto another hand, And promising.