Typing With Thumbs



I was gifted 

An IPod touch.  

To share 

With my ex

I remember 

Looking at the giver 

My in-law

Wondering why

He thought 

I had time for this

I sound ungrateful  


With three children 

Under five 

And crazy work hours

I didn’t have time 

To shave both legs

On the same day

I was sure

My name was

An afterthought on the gift 

It was not intended for me 

Two years later

The ex traded up

The iPod became mine

I stopped writing

On paper

With ink

And instead 

Use tiny electronics


With my thumbs 


The Daily Post, September 11, 2015, Daily Prompt: Handwritten~ When was the last time you wrote something by hand? What was it?
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