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There's a saying that goes something like this:
Give a man an egg, and he'll eat breakfast.
Give a man a hen, and he'll build a chicken-coop, nurture his hen’s hatchlings—fending off predators with his new shotgun. Incubate the baby chicks with heat lamps, ensuring they have high-end feed and spring-water. Repair the coop, keep the run spotless—naming the hens as they mature—the roosters becoming roasted Sunday Suppers. He’ll jump for joy once the hens start laying—rising early to gingerly collect the eggs.
By then, he'll be broke, exhausted—sick of eggs—choosing cereal for breakfast.
By Lisa H. Owens
Just 100 Words
100 Word Stories - September 2021 Photo Prompt