the wolf is at the door
he growls … I moan
he knows I am in here
afraid and all alone

the wolf is at the door
he claws the ancient wood
he knows I am behind it
he knows I will taste good

the wolf is at the door
his nose draws in my smell
he tastes the sapidity of my fear
his appetite I will quell

the wolf is at the door
I rise to let him in
this night will be an atonement
a night to pay for sins

the wolf is at the door
I gather my courage close
my fingers curl round the icy knob
I let in the lupine ghost

the wolf is in the door
he snarls … I scream
thrust my dagger into his heart
and carve out his bloodyΒ wet dream

the wolf is on the floor
I smile in satisfaction
he thought I would be an easy meal
too weak to take bold action

the wolf dies on the floor
no longer a threat to me
I write my name in his cooling blood
for other wolves to see

Photos from iStock and Pinterest

32 thoughts on “Wolf

  1. WEIRD…Hot damn, Cathy! I especially love the last verse that sends a message to any wolf looking to sniff around those parts for a meal. It ain’t happening there. Have you ever thought of setting up a PayPal account for donations to your site? I’d pay. You have something unique, I can’t find a lot of. Especially at the quality level writing you produce.

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  2. As I read this poem Cathy, it appeared to me to be a graphic and creative response to an idea you must have had…I loved how you explored the character, her intentions and her resolution….I did note above that you are writing for yourself, I have to say it works for me too….I think it provides us with a free mind to explore and enjoy our topics. Anyway that’s my opinion, enjoyed reading this very much..

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    • Thank you for your thoughtful response, Michael. Writing is my joy and therapy, and I have no need to take it farther. I think there are a lot of talented people here on WordPress who feel the same as you and me.
      Again, many thanks. πŸ™‚

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