Today in the taxi I was thankful for all the near misses and sudden stops, times I nearly died or almost nearly.

I wondered about the raccoon I saw on Central Park North, rooting through a garbage can. Could this have been the Lord wading through the black molasses of night, and how many years will Her wandering go on?


Sean Singer is the author of Discography (Yale University Press, 2002), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America; Honey & Smoke (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); and Today in the Taxi (Tupelo Press, 2022). He runs a manuscript consultation service at

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