The Pinkie

The pinkie has a purpose.
Pointing outward at high tea.
Stand proud alongside taller siblings.

Rich people adorn it with rings.
When chopping veggies, it
rarely falls victim to the blade.

No longer than a thumb, yet
pushed to the end of the line, for
Thumb basks in glory of its opposition.

Oh, lowly pinkie, you are my little hero
holding fast at the end of the digits,
keeping the others in line.

© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
For ABC Wednesday, brought to you by the letter “P.” Once in a while, whimsy catches me by the heel, and this is the result! Also at my poetic pinkie ring, Poets United.