The 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.
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