Raccoons in Her Chimney

in the near distant future
there will be 
cookies and pickled red onions,
hand-holding and river feet!

now that the raccoons
are gone from her chimney
we will sleep
like baby bears without an evolutionary care.

in the steeple
mornings will be practical miracles,
and being normal
will be a tangible possibility. 

now that the raccoons 
are gone from her chimney
we can watch Can't Hardly Wait
and Ridiculousness.

the world 
will witness us,
just as we witness 
the world.