SHE WOLF

 

here is a story about a girl
who turned into a wolf…

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it started with:
determined brows
helpful moon charts
blood swelling
in my abdomen

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stained teeth
in blue, a delicious
longing for meat
running miles
every night

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trying to put
my soul into
another
dizzy trances
night walks
my old skin wept
yelping at black sky

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wolf leader wrapped
brass stars
around my fingers
folded sage leaves
in my mouth,
asked: did you mind
all of the blood?
QUEEN WOLF

howl.

then ache
for my name
so i awaken
for you.

the spell is:
i never felt
like a leader
i pulled earth,
crescents,
teeth, and blood.

wolves like me
don’t lie
just don’t ask
for my truth.

howl, under
the trees
think of me
in your room

rise. howl.
howl again.

Stephanie
Photo by Miel Photography (
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