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Colorful Thumbs

I sowed a seed on fluffy soil
that sprouted and promissed fruits!
My mother liked it and she said
that my thumb was green.

I caught a big fish in the sea
that took my hook so quickly!
My grandfather liked it and he said
that my thumb was blue.

But when I touched the candle
forgotten on the table, I
could clearly see for myself
that my thumb was red.

© 1998 Rosa Clement