According the merriam webster directory,
Dexterity definition is – readiness and grace in physical activity; especially : skill and ease in using the hands.
I look at my hands and reminisce,
Of music played from yesteryear.
Slim and agile, they graced the notes,
The melody bringing a poignant tear.
When at school, things were awkward for me,
Like craftwork, art and knitting,
My mind was more mathematical then,
So economics and money more fitting.
Never encouraged, more bullied with spite
Because I was not very dexterous,
I’d put things together, more wonky than straight,
Put in frills and bows as my extras.
I have my moments, and a lot of fun too
With papers and double sided tape,
I look at my hands, now gnarled and bent,
And think of the patterns I generate.
It’s harder to grip and hold on to things,
Teachers told me being slow was a crime,
Dexterity may be elusive and stiff,
But at least I can take my time.
Written for FOWC 8th May; Dexterity