Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Bird No. 1 (Day 48)


A signal 
        (like an invitation, or a warning)
or gesture 
        (of goodwill...or good Faith?)
involving the human 
        (because we all are)
hand's extended 
        (in generosity...or supplication?)
so-called middle 
        (we don't meet here as often as we used to)
finger—the others  
        (there is no Other)
are retracted,
        (pulled back, turned inward)
except the thumb, 
        (exceptions are the new rule)
which typically remains 
        (how do we decide?)

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six
Photo: Firecrest, by Martin Vavřík

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