A close examination of a broken eggshell. Arthur Coleman


The object that fell through a tear in the awning
and softly smacked hitting the ground is half of

a bluish green eggshell spotted with brown and black
smudged matter of the mother bird’s patient incubation.

The edges where it broke open are jagged and the surface
that sustained the impact is cracked yet still intact.

Inside, chinks in the white are stained with watery
blood and albumen goo, smelling overbearingly of birth.

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