Weird Essential Friends by Susan Reyes Hernández ('19)

Skinny and weird, but at a close look you find beauty in them.

If you take a minute of your time to appreciate them you’ll

Notice their immense power, and how important they are. They

Differentiate humans from other animals, thanks to them we are

Capable of holding things, and so our daily life is more livable.


Through them we can express ourselves by writing, making certain

Types of craft, they even allow us to eat. With them I can make

Different signs, signs that have hidden messages. They move as

I talk and for some reason I feel more comfortable as they do so. They

Say hi to people whenever I don’t feel like speaking. They are shy

Yet extrovert, they are short yet long. These fingers hold hard

Onto something whenever I’m feeling pain.