Incubation

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The last three batches have withered,

embryonic,

curdled in the shell.

This time,

she will

give hope a chance to incubate;

she waits,

pulse a steady tapping, tentative scratchling of

egg-tooth to case,

while cell structure solidifies

and bone knits to tendon,

giving her dreams a chance to

grow feathers

and fly.

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