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Small beating heart

Safety, for chook
Hen,
Feathered friend.

I see you
And Grin as you peck
And preen at me.

I adore you
As a soul
And spirited individual.

I welcome you
Battered -
Ex battery hen.
Skittish,
Withdrawn.

I eek you out with patience and
Soft words.
Filling up a
Small beating heart.

Once frightened,
You now observe me.
Bold as brass,
Sassy.

Hen-born
Anew
In safety
Beloved
You flourish.

happy rescued Hens
These are my friend's rescue hens. They had no feathers when they arrived. They are such funny...little characters!

J.H. and happy Hens

2023 J.H. Dickinson

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