habit [save me, sally field] (20170730)

my thumb
when pressed against
my index finger
rises up only
to the first joint
the tip is also the width
of the second joint
and the third joint
wraps down

and i think

–that looks like
a nun’s habit
my thumb is a nun
and i could use a sharpie
to draw a face
on the thumbnail

i wonder
after a moment
of uncomfortable
inner silence,
what the hell am i doing?

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