Richard Greene

A Chicken's Lot - Poem by Richard Greene

Hens pattern the chicken coop,
splotches of chestnut and white,
depositing eggs
like Fabergé favors,
perfect spheroids
of perfect white,
or the soft brown
of Rhode Island Reds,
for us to gather
morning and night
still warm
from the ever hopeful breasts.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2005

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