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Am I a chicken?

From Birdsong from Inside the Egg by Rumi* :

 ...A chicken invites a camel into her henhouse,

And the whole structure is demolished...


Coop by Yael Unterman

Rav Kook said that no one can

imagine the pain of the eagle

locked up in a chicken coop.


Was he cooped? I have felt

that entrapment in a life

that feels like a too-small jacket,

buttons popping off

Through the remaining holes

my life’s blood spills out onto the ground

cries out to God

I am here  I am here.


My professor added,

But what about the chicken

roaming senselessly in eagle’s domain?

Think what pain.


I could not listen further,

for wondering which one I was.

 * Rumi poem at