National Poetry Month: April 2nd

raccoon prayer by Lucille Clifton

oh Master Of All Who Take And Wash
And Eat    lift me away at the end into evening
forever    into sanctified crumples of paper
and peelings curled over my hand
i have scavenged as i must
among the hairless
now welcome this bandit into the kingdom
just as you made him
barefoot and faithful and clean
 
This poem was selected by Mary H. (Reader’s Services)
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