The Ark

the first ones aboard
   were the raccoons

they pushed their way
      to the front of the line


instinct drove them

well, two by two isn’t
      two of a kind

yet, there they were
   acting like scavengers of a
      salvation that only
         can be found together

they laid on
   their backs in
      the belly of the ark

noticed how exposed
   . . .
   the rafters were

and together dreamed of new shores
   and of a reset to the entire world