The darkness returns, and if I die before I wake—
it was all a vivid dream of you chasing me.
I still see it when I close my eyes, looking up
at moon and stars, earth at my back as you bid
me fight — remind me of the strength that is my
birthright. Bare your teeth and your need for blood!
I feel my body thrum, alive — pungent with desire to
feed the wolf in you. I will hold my breath and run
— knowing you’ll give blessed chase, just before
I lose myself in this clotting darkness. When I
hear your growls echo in distant trees, I’ll come
clawing this earth with my howling — I’ll be undone.
golden shovel – Take a line (or lines) from a poem you like. Use each word as an end word in your poem. Keep the end words in order. Credit the original poet, ie. “-after (poet)”.
POEM A DAY NOVEMBER 2015 – PROMPT:
For today’s prompt, take the phrase “It Was a (blank) and (blank) Night,” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.
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