The Flexibility of My Fingers

I have been told
that the flexibility of my fingers
means I am a passive girl
It has been said more than once
by palm readers and soothsayers
they show my willingness to bend
over backwards at the whim of another
"I can see it in the arch of your pinkie,
and it is obvious in the curve of your middle finger;
You are vulnerable on the inside.
You let them walk all over you, if they choose to"
I held my hand in front of me and reached
for my saline soaked cheeks
My eyes peered into theirs and I acted as though
the fortunes were wrong
I lied through my teeth in tears convincing us both
the flexibility of my fingers only means
I am an adaptive girl
and I will never admit to you
I am vulnerable on the inside.