Today's poem is by Éireann Lorsung

Carrier (standing woman carrying wolf)
        after Kiki Smith

She was preaching no sermon except

the one that goes love thyself, sinner, and love
them animals, the ones running past you

in the night when you can hardly breathe

their fur gets so close and all you want to do
is pass out so you don't remember how good

they smell and if you want to be one.

Copyright © 2014 Éireann Lorsung All rights reserved
from Bateau
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