Rudy Francisco
The Body
Dear eyes,
There are things I would like to tell you,
but I don't.
We both know how horrible you are at keeping secrets.

Dear brain,
You're such a good listener
but you've got terrible relationship advice.

Dear heart,
I trust you
don't let me down.

Dear legs,
Walking is easy
now pick a destination.

Dear feet,
Some days, you are all I have left to stand on.

Dear hands,
I know you love poetry
but you can't bring a metaphor to a fistfight.

Dear fists,
When words fail
I let you handle my problems.
Dear voice,
You have their attention
say something worth remembering
... I'm counting on you.