Francis cut my hair last night.
I wear a brown robe. I am free.
So keep your coins of silver.
I have the copper penny of the moon,
the silver glow of the sun
behind a cloud of prayer.
–excerpt from “St. Clare Hallucinates on Her Deathbed” in Chasing the Saints by Donna Pucciani (Virtual Artists Collective 2008). First published in The New Writer.