LIKE HORNY MEN.

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A BOY AND HIS UNCLE FETCHING EGGS

Submitted: January 02, 2012

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Don’t let the chickens out

Uncle said

 

close the gate

we don’t want

 

the foxes getting in

and tearing them

 

to pieces

because they will you know

 

they’ll go in for the kill

but maybe only go off

 

with one

and you stared

 

at the chickens

running around

 

as Uncle went

into the henhouse

 

to collect eggs

amongst the straw

 

and hay and feathers

you want to come in

 

and find the eggs with me?

Uncle called

 

and you followed him

into the henhouse

 

and smelt the henny stink

and shit and closeness

 

of hay and straw

getting up your nose

 

and Uncle held up an egg

and said

 

be careful how you hold them

don’t want any broken ones

 

and you searched

amongst hay and straw

 

and feathers and picked out

a warm egg between

 

your little boy finger and thumb

as if it were some gem

 

pulled from a pile of dung

and you held it up

 

to the light coming through

the henhouse window

 

like some offering

to the gods

 

a fertility symbol

you knew nothing

 

about then

the ways

 

of wild women

and horny men.


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