Eating Sky With Henny Penny

When the giant bagel fell from the sky

everyone complained when it blocked the road.

Even when children cut it into pieces

and passed it out, lathered with shmear and lox

the town folks refused to eat the manna.

A host of angels descended to clean up the mess.

The town folks rushed to the angels,

still neglecting the heavenly bread.

When the last crumb had reascended to heaven

and the angels began to flap their wings

and take flight, the town folks begged them to stay,

but they would not. Instead, they left behind

a talking chicken to remind them when the sky fell.