I’ve been quite a wonderer since I was born.
And sometimes that brings me some trouble and scorn.
I just cannot help it! I just get transfixed!
Example: with fingers, why five and not six?!
If we had six fingers, we’d have so much grip!
We’d turn taps off tighter; no water would drip.
We’d be much more dextrous; we’d knit and we’d braid
Just think of the cello songs that could be played!
I know this is quirky, but you can’t deny
The first-rate convenience six fingers would buy.
I figured it out, though—why five fingers sticks:
Our gloves wouldn’t fit us if we all had six.