This is my latest offering for NPM using the Looking Foolish Scavenger Hunt prompts #13. Your favorite dessert and #14. Describe your toes without using the word toe(s). I wrote this as a nonet. A nonet is just like a reverse etheree except it starts with 9 syllables instead of 10. There is no requirement for rhyming.
I am more highly evolved than most
My feet no longer prehensile
Not able to hold a spoon
Or eat chocolate pudding
Good thing I use hands
Feet are funny things. And toes are even funnier. I am the anomaly in my house. All the male members of this family have toes like monkeys. They can pick-up things, manipulate objects, and more then likely would be able to perform most daily tasks if they lost the use of their arms. I however would not be able to unscrew the toothpaste cap, load the toothbrush, and accomplish oral hygiene but the 3 of them would have minty fresh breath and pearly white teeth! There are lots of inspirational videos and stories about people who struggled and overcame the lack or loss of their arms. These folks are able to get dressed and drive and cook and paint or draw or even type their great novel. If I was lucky I’d be dressed in a poncho and have a straw by which I’d manage to suck up whatever I could find in a liquid/semi-liquid form. It wouldn’t be pretty. All that because my toes are so short that they don’t bend.