The Numerous Uses of the Middle Finger

by Jerry Ratch

They've got sketches for 

The invention of the middle finger 
At the Museum for 

The Gathering Clouds of Innocence 

So, why not go there and get a feeling 

For the meaning behind everything? 


Okay, here's the truth 

I was so busy givingpeople the finger 
I didn't ever think of takingthe finger once in awhile 

To, you know, replenish the supply of finger 
And I just plain ran out of finger 

I had no more to give 


So I decided I would just let people 

Give methe finger for a change 

Just to see how that feels 


And, guess what 

I don't like it