An Ode to Thumbs
Thumbs up, thumbs down, or in between
All gestures to express a view.
Twiddle, fiddle, or preen, keep clean,
But do resist an urge to chew.
Oh sore, opposable solitude!
Excluded from the fingers’ club
For having two -- one joint too small.
“All thumbs” mocks their ineptitude,
But when alone, each finger now a useless stub,
Oh no! Without the thumbs, both hands and man become nothing at all.