St. Clare Hallucinates on Her Deathbed

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.

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