Thumbs-up for a Thumbnail Sketch


A thumb reveals a lot
About the current plot;
While dirty nail shows work on pool –
Replacing struts with hand as tool –
And mark on nail shows that my vote
Into the record books they wrote,
While wound at base shows careless slip
In scraping out pole base’s lip . . .
A busy day can come
To be shown on one thumb!

The voting process in our handiest station went off slickly, which is more than can be said for some other parts of the country where a foretaste of the power cuts to come, and some doses of mob idiocy, interfered with the process.

The only thing to interfere with the pool repair process was the annoying descent of darkness before I had completed it.

Copyright May 2019 Colonialist
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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23 Responses to Thumbs-up for a Thumbnail Sketch

  1. We have our General Election this Saturday, I love going to the polling stations here it’s a great day people enjoying themselves sausage sizzles all very civilized.
    I wont be attending this Saturday/ My wife otherwise referred to as The War Office insists that she takes me to vote tomorrow, 😦

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  2. Hope the results are not too painful

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  3. disperser says:

    Interesting bruises . . . the geometry of them, I mean.

    It is the destiny of most democracy to fall to the might of the self-interest of the uninformed. Exceptions are rare . . . I can’t think of any.

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  4. equinoxio21 says:

    Are you up-to-date with your tetanus shots?
    🙂

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  5. How long before the results are known? I don’t think there’ll be many surprises, do you?

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  6. Colline says:

    Hope the outcome of the election is positive.

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  7. David Davis says:

    Good luck with the election.

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