Are you in control of your words or are they in control of you?
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Having kept chickens myself, I'm entertained to see the author drawing comparisons between chickens' behaviours and those of humans. The brood serves as both a practical, diverting focus and a cathartic vehicle for the narrator to deal with a painful time in her life.