Why did the chicken cross the road?
To answer this age old question we must
understand the nature of chickens.
There has been entirely too much focus
on the road aspect
and not enough
on the soul
of the one crossing it.
Knowing chickens as I do—
their pecking, their endless interest
in bugs, worms and corn cobs
It would not be work ethic
that caused the chicken to cross that road
there are no chicken palaces
or works of art or chicken inventions
not loyalty, certainly—
they will fly off at the first chance
flying off, they will end up right
in the fox’s mouth
but they do have curiosity and
an interest in bugs, tender new shoots
and warm patches of sun.
They will lie on the other side
of the road all day,
We should be so lucky.