Hen pecks your eye out
Squats make your thighs stout
People from beneath the Earth
Cheer my sudden gout bout
Hen clears your glass rim
Ronald on the cracked limb
(more) Papers from the scrawling hand
Hide the perfect grim sins(less)
Hen, hen, hen. Chicken, chicken, chicken. A female lobster. Who knew? Not me.
Focus this one, Elissa. It's a tough one, but you can do it. You can make a story out of it.
(more) He called her "hen." Even before they were married and had kids. That was like his pet name for her. I don't think either of them knew about the lobster thing, either.
"Hen" just isn't what you call your girl. Your sweetie. It isn't what I'd want anyone calling me, anyhow.
She might've been more of a hen than I am, certainly more than I'd want to be. But still.
She was short. Had a butt, for sure. Hair that kind of stuck out up front. But maybe that makes it worse!
He was short too, with a butt, and hair that kind of stuck up out front. Still is, in fact. Still does, still does. Her, I haven't seen in years. But I imagine her looking the same. Older, I suppose, but she was an old-looking sixteen year old, as I recall. They started dating when he was seventeen and she was sixteen. Officially they "saw other people" during college--she was in Corvallis, he was at Portland State--but I don't think either of them actually did see anyone. So they dated through college, got married soon afterwards, had their first the following year, then lost the next two. Then had one more--by then they were in their late twenties--stayed married through their thirties, split up when the kids were close to grown, the first one had moved out already and the younger one was maybe just starting high school?
He stayed with his mom, but the older one was really close to Pete, always had been. She'd moved out anyway, but they stayed close.(less)
I wish it was as easy to find what I want in life as it is for Dora to find the big red hen. She has a talking map and a monkey best friend, and I'm still working on those. But I am working on it. Mark my words.(more) I will be happier than Dora someday. (less)