02 May 2011

Left Digit Gestures

left digit

Dust on this keyboard’s no more
my friend than arthritis endears
a whiteout of sympathy – it is a
proximal interphalangeal joint
third finger left hand which looks
like it feels, crepitusly out of role
and in bad taste, a bulbous
affectation bent on nullifying all

pretence of manual dexterity and
rendering spontaneous left digit
gestures indecorously past tense,
it is the finger which is supposed
to key ‘w’, ‘s’ and ‘x’; but perhapz
thatz not a lozz – qatcha think?
© 8 March 2011, I. D. Carswell