Parrots, unlike other birds, have penises.
Parrots also live as long if not longer than us. This predicates that they
will be bored. In captivity, they sometimes develop a neurosis which causes
them to tear out all their feathers until they are a shiny pink nub of puckered
Some prisoners, featherless, rub cigarettes out on their arms, the backs
of their hands.
And I, who once had wings, have pulled them out.
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