Ah, the dogstar, ubiquitous source of malevolent--or at least mischievous--energy. An energetic, florid description of the hatching. I love the images, especially:
Pulsations press and squeeze.
Overhead Sirius throbs.
The egg splits.
...the Chamber rumbles awake...
A rabbit...shudders and falls,
soft fur blending into brown earth.
...hollow rusting pipes...
Author's Response: Spiderwort - Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know the specific imagery that particularly impacted you. Yes, the Dog Star can create quite a bit of havoc, particularly in the forest! GaiaR