How To Avoid A Mass Shooting


Keep company with foxes
Both red and gray
See that their pelts are rolled clean
In the snow and without cockelburs
Make tracks and over tracks over tracks

And seek not to disappear
But be invisible
And toss voles over your shoulder
Lick long jaws and
Yawn lazily

Then while everyone is fumbling
Watch from the hedgerows

That is your breath in the air
Hot on the wind
These are your muscles poised


Art by Michelle Dujardin


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