“all thumbs”

Written for:  The Twiglets #164 – “all thumbs”

On one hand
she was all thumbs,
on the other
all pinkies.
Hard to find gloves.

When it came to to clearing the table,
he was suddenly all thumbs.

one thumb tip touches
other, right hand in left palm
meditation pose

A young man trying to thumb a ride,
unlucky so far, could not decide
if he should start walking
when up pulled a Sebring
in red. Girl said ‘hop in’, and now she’s his bride.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to “all thumbs”

  1. jazzytower says:

    This is cute😊


  2. Misky says:

    Fast cars and fast women!!


  3. Jules says:

    Sometimes I feel like all thumbs emotionally – especially when dealing with relatives who like to only hear themselves…

    Fun verses that brightened my morning. Not sure I’d want to be too young again. I’ll have to meditate on that 😉


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