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.
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