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Wolves of the Sacred Heart

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Leave it to the street vendors
of NYC to improvise a shrine
from whatever they find,

setting a place at their table
for animal and divine nature
symbolically joined with
color-coded floral candelabras.

Photograph by Elaine Equi
Source: Poetry (July/August 2014)

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