Astride the Earth


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  1. “A Couple of Meetings” by Marge Piercy

    Last russet afternoon I came upon
    a doe and she permitted me.
    I remained still and so did she.
    Then she resumed nibbling birch

    leaves while I spent all my patience
    watching. At twilight I met
    a fox all ruddy and twitching
    her plumy tail. She was about

    to pounce on an invisible mouse,
    then carry it off in her teeth.
    When I am accepted by the others
    the pure ones who have never

    destroyed the moist green world
    it is what I know of prayer. Amein.

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