Raccoon

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.

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20 July 2017

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

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About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. She is enrolled with the Osage tribe.
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