Someday child likes to sleep
On the job I lie down in green pastures
There are acres on which to become
Precious, kept, and lovely
I was given a rod so fine
So full of wrath a lamb so plump
With a lion’s share
Wolves carried my message on their fangs
To cities where gates jingle and
All slaughterhouses overflow
Money, I learned, is uninhabitable
What has my baby done to deserve peace?
My sheep will guard you as I have guarded them
And in this way, you’ll never owe
Monica McClure is the author of Tender Data (Birds, LLC, 2015), Concomitance (Counterpath Press, 2016), Boss Parts 1& 2 (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016), Mala (Poor Claudia, 2014), and Mood Swing (Snacks Press 2013).