You separated me from most of the animal kingdom, my opposable thumbs.

Open a shampoo bottle
Pick up a fork
Pull up the covers

Turn the page
Text a friend
Mute the TV

You are slipping away from me.

Squeeze the toothpaste
Put in earbuds
Unlock the car

So clumsy. Atrophy is winning.

Shuffle the cards
Twist a Q-Tip
Write a note


Oh wonderful opposable thumbs, how I miss you.