Chicken Parts

by Ted Scheu
A picture of a chicken
is in my science book.
Since I am very curious,
I stopped and took a look.

Some arrows pointed to the parts,
like wings and legs and breast.
I saw the beak and feet and tail,
but couldn’t find the rest.

I learned a lot about that bird,
but still the question lingers:
Where are all the nuggets
and the patties and the fingers?

Text © Ted Scheu reprinted from My Teacher's In Detention, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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