My Opposable Thumb
You ask what does my thumb oppose?
A set of fingers, I suppose.
It’s likely that I’d let things slip,
if I failed to get a grip.
If this digit was a critic,
would it tend to be arthritic?
If I took a strong position,
would it rise in opposition?
And should I need to offer thanks,
would it wag a stern phalanx?
Take me to task by hitching lifts,
instead of buying thank-you gifts?
Though there’s no reason why it ought
to be equipped with conscious thought,
it’s still my opposable thumb –
and I suspect it just plays dumb.