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The chicken's lament [20090827|17:31]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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I was meant to be a prima ballerina, you know. From the time I was a round ball of yellow fluff, my mother had me up at the crack of dawn every morning. Still rubbing the dust of the hutch from my eyes, I would stumble into the garden and be en pointe seconds later as my teacher Mr. Koch crowed his first orders at me. "Stretch, Delilah, stretch!" he'd cry. "The long lines of your neck and leg, they must harmonize." My lesson lasted until lunch, when I'd collapse exhausted into my mother's feathery embrace. "My littlest Delilah, you're going to be the star of the stage," she'd whisper. Poor deluded Mama, surely she knew I was going to be a chicken.

Sometimes when my three sisters and I patrol the garden, pecking and clucking and squabbling over crumbs, I stop for a moment where no one can see me. I fold my wing modestly across my front - so! I extend my leg, which is still shapeliest among my sisters - so! And I turn my head to acknowledge the adulation of the audience as the roses fly through the air.

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From: pbristow
2009-08-27 16:48 (UTC)
Aww... [IS SAD FOR CHICKEN]
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-31 19:41 (UTC)
She's not overly sentimental, and she still has her sisters. I think she'll be all right...until some Christmas dinner in the dark and distant future.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2009-08-27 16:55 (UTC)
Poor chicken, scratching out the last of her dreams.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-31 19:39 (UTC)
She's strong. She will survive. (At least until Christmas...)
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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2009-08-27 17:26 (UTC)
when we went to the farm last weekend, there was a duck who seemed to have a similar tale of woe. when no one was looking she would stretch out her wing and her leg as far back as she could. it was very graceful.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-31 19:40 (UTC)
Perhaps she and Delilah went to the same school. Poor things.
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2009-08-27 17:43 (UTC)
Okay. Please. PLLLLLELLEEEEEEEAAAAAASE make these a regular feature. Pretty please. These are priceless.
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2009-08-27 17:44 (UTC)
They're kind of Aesop's Postmodern Fables.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-31 19:38 (UTC)
No worries. They will be. How else will I get to show off all my wildlife macro images? ;-D
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2009-08-27 18:25 (UTC)
*lol* Very nice!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-31 19:38 (UTC)
She is a very demure chicken.
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[User Picture]From: wurlitzerprized
2009-08-27 23:16 (UTC)
it's hard out there for a chicken.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-31 19:38 (UTC)
Especially one so sensitive and refined.
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