Thumbprint by Eve Merriam
In the heel of my thumb
are whorls, whirls, wheels
in a unique design:
What a treasure to own!
My own flesh, my own feelings.
No other, however grand or base,
can ever contain the same.
thumbing the pages of my time.
My universe key,
I am myself
of all my atom parts I am the sum.
And out of my blood and my brain
I make my own interior weather,
my own sun and rain.
Imprint my mark upon the world,
whatever I shall become.
Poem Attribution © Eve Merriam, Thumbprint
Source Attribution https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/thumbprint/
Painting Attribution © Josh Hertzenberg, Thumbprint, 2010
Source Attribution https://fineartamerica.com/featured/thumbprint-josh-hertzenberg.html
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