Inside egg wallsheartbeat.
Orchestral chorusan amniotic vessel.
Vibrating crescendossinging without breath
pecking without beak.
Audience tearingmama hen waiting
mice return to holes.
Fleas jump off coopthunderous pecking.
A drainage of fluida race through the stanza
chips of eggshell
the ceiling shatters.
Mama stands up,audience gasps
baby has broken
soloist has spoken.
The endof the beginning
of a beginning.
Harmony Hodges is an artist living in Portland Oregon. She writes poetry and fiction and her work can be found in the online journal With Painted Words.