Scratch

We feed scratch to the chickens,
who pay us with eggs from their coop.
We pack the eggs in cartons to be delivered
Safe and clean--without a scratch--
To our co-op. Nestled in the fridge, waiting
to be scooped up and traded fairly,
to save the co-op shoppers some scratch,
and help us farmers earn a little scratch,
Some of which, of course,
we feed to the chickens.

- Matt Tracy, member #14