28 September 2009

Counting Chickens...


I wouldn’t rate the gaucherie
any less than 10 – and well
earned at that; last time he
delivered hatchling chickens
they turned out to be 100%
dinkum ‘males’, sixty of ‘em;
egg-layers not a one. Culls
from poultry farms would be
my guess but he, an idealist
believed what they said, and
being an ex-soldier & a vet we
forgave him. But today it was
no thanks mate; Geeze, 90%
are female he sez, she swears
for real – nah mate, no deal,
that last lot filled the fridge
took all the romance away
© 1 August 2009, I. D. Carswell