raccoon-drawingThe Little Thief

There’s a raccoon roaming our neighborhood wearing a brassiere like ear muffs.

That’s the story I tell myself.

My bra’s gone missing.

I washed my bra and hung it outside to dry.

It was tethered to a tall metal post—an artwork—on our back deck.

When I went to retrieve it this morning it wasn’t there.

Did I take it down last night?

I checked all the usual places: drawers, closets and hooks.

No bra.

And this one is new, with fresh elastic that raises, tightens and heightens in all the right places.

I hope that raccoon enjoys his new headgear.


20 July 2017

Image from How to Draw a Raccoon at http://www.yedraw.com/how-to-draw-a-raccoon.html#.WXCvcoTysY0




About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. Dr. Coleman is an enrolled citizen of the Osage Nation.
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