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· Perceptions


· Prosetry at Work

· Said and Unsaid - Vol 1


Short Stories
· Faux Companion

· Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)

· Beer Neck Flower

· Closed

· What Do You Do?

· Dream-Blisters

· The Nap

· When the Wheels Stop Turnin' (flash fiction)

· Nomadic Heart

· 6 Sec. Trailer

· The Dogs of Sochi

· A Crow With Super Smarts

· Targets Be Warned

· Simple Times (an observation)

· Cavemen in Tuxedos (an editorial)

· Ghost Town Ghosts

· Note to Self

· Essay on Poetic Theory

· Grease Monkey Rainbows

· Deepening Dusk

· The Enigmatic Middle C

· Whys and Hows

· Brume of Fear

· Unforgiving Reflections

· MIrage of Love

· Desperate Escapes

· Ratings War

· My Sons

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by Odin Roark
Monday, August 13, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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In a troubled world, the simplest assumptions are sometimes given the least amount of attention.


Does the index finger know
The company it keeps
The digit that first discovers
That finger painting spawns imagination
That realizes early on that candy and cake
Is given with the mere point
That competition prizes the lifted "one"
As evidence of achievement
That the assist it provides in softly pinching a child's cheek
The guidance to a pencil
Or the triumphal moment of moving one's Queen into check mate
Might be in preparation
For the gentle swipe of an endless tear


It takes only one index finger
To trigger the red button we all fear
Even as we hope such company
Will remain

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Reviewed by Axilea MU 8/14/2012
Our fingers become symbols of our dissociated minds and hearts. So much arrogance in wanting to manipulate the world. Essential thoughts.

Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 8/14/2012
How you see things is amazing. A finger. One single finger. And what it does. Your style of delivering a vision and/or concept is like a watermark. Classically unique around the bend and back. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/13/2012
tools (weapons as much as anything else) were designed with the index finger first
and foremost in mind...interesting to contemplate
a life without fingers and indeed without tongue..
but i take your well-made point, Odin;
as always, so worthwhile and penetrating

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 8/13/2012
It's that stray digit in the brain that is causing the problem, not the index finger.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/13/2012
In Thai étiquette, it is disrespectful to point a finger. Perhaps we should employ Thai etiquette to those in the nuclear watchtowers.


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  1. G R A S S
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  3. Love is Like a Flower
  4. You Don’t Know Me
  5. The Liar
  6. It's Simple
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  9. No Room for Fear
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  11. Wishful Thinking
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