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Dogs' Eggs (Wrapped in Plastic)

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She always knew
What came first –
The chicken or the egg?
Of course –
It was the hen.
After all
It was the hen
She had first seen
Squeezing an egg
Out of its butt
Which led to her earliest
When, soon after,
She witnesses a dog
A very similar feat.
“Dogs’ eggs!” She had exclaimed

Unlike hens’ eggs
These were usually
And browner
And softer
And often found
Discarded on footpaths,
Nature strips,
And front lawns.
No brooding here
To slowly disintegrate
Slough off in the rain
Or harden in the sun
To a dusty, chalky, white

And so it was that
Over the years of
Crap encrusted heels
And shit shod soles
It became socially
Decreed de rigueur
That all pooch and pup
Pedestrians should be:

  • Restricted by leash;

  • Chaperoned by human;

  • Pursued by plastic bag
    To be used for the sole
    Purpose of:
                        i.   Scooping up:
                        ii.   Confining, and;
                      iii.   Disposing of
    Any miscreant
    Sole shit shodding,
    Heel crap encrusting
    Dogs’ eggs 

In time
She came to fear
The visions
That would suddenly invade
Her thoughts –
The seemingly inevitable
Chhongoris, and
Kangchenjungas –
A complete orogenic belt
Of polyethylene encased dogs’ eggs,
Of turds in plastic,
A formidable
Mountain climbing legacy
For her children
And her children’s children.

In retrospect
Maybe their original
Ability to
Decompose and compost
Into the humus of
This world’s
Repurposing decay
May well have been
The better option
And worth
A few soiled soles.


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