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  • Gary Hunter

Human Hatchlings - July 22, 2022

they text faster

and much more

than they converse

thumb a morse code

pluck a shorthand emotion

from a picture album

with a finger flick

like chickens in a barnyard

never looking up

beaks pounding the dirt

speaking in peck

‘til an awkward moment

bumps into them

forces an eye to eye

a face to face

breath versus hot breath

with a mean rooster

a hen in distress

or some flirting with another


I’m not seeing

any future technology

where that ever gets easier


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