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January 27, 2010

HONORABLE MENTION: Five Empty Fingers

By Eli Kleinsmith

With no hand, the glove has no grasp, no muscle, no heat. It will never throw snowballs, never turn doorknobs, never point. “Any direction is better than none,” say the shoes mockingly as they pass. Of course. On the second step of some monument in some city, five empty fingers wait patiently.