Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Poem by Harmony Hodges


Inside egg walls

Orchestral chorus
an amniotic vessel.

Vibrating crescendos
singing without breath
pecking without beak.

Audience tearing
mama hen waiting
mice return to holes.

Fleas jump off coop
thunderous pecking.

A drainage of fluid
a race through the stanza
chips of eggshell
the ceiling shatters.

Mama stands up,
audience gasps
baby has broken
soloist has spoken.

The end
of 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.

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