Chicken Feet

He says Chinese mothers use these

as training ground for frail fingers

to learn to feed the mouth

using two sticks.


Children do not squirm at the sight

of three toes that have scratched soil

for everything that sustains

comes from the earth.


To acquire dexterity is a skill

of enormous proportions

not applauded by hands

that understand this is a way of life.


Published in: on January 22, 2011 at 4:51 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Nice one. Siyempre wala pa rin ang invitation natin from chicken feet.

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