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Egg Candling

 
by Joyce Peseroff


Shadow=life
in its thin citadel
porous to light and air,
the only place on earth
able to produce a feather.
A penlight's probe determines
whether the settlement will be
vacant forever or hides
hackles that might one
morning, rising,
crow.










Copyright 2011 by Joyce Peseroff. Used with permission of the author.
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