Wolf

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 sweetness 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 howls…I scream
thrust my knife into his heart
carve out his bloody 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

©️2019 KT Workman

Photo via Pixabay

Comments

17 comments on “Wolf”
  1. An awesome poem Kathy.
    Love the last stanza.

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    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you, Alan. 😎

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Andrew Dabar says:

        β€œCarve out his bloody wet dream.”

        Marvelous.

        And the last line knocks this colorful poem out of the park.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. KT Workman says:

        Thank you for your kind words…I appreciate it. 😊

        Like

  2. jccast says:

    A sensory smorgasbord with a definitive message. Excellent, as usual, Kathy.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you, J. I appreciate your visit and comment. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. ignited says:

    Mesmerizing tale

    Liked by 1 person

    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Spooky πŸ€™πŸΊ

    Liked by 1 person

  5. librepaley says:

    Wonderful sustained metaphor, the ending is so powerful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you. 😊

      Like

  6. Ihagh G. T. says:

    wow… do I have to say the writer is capable tearing wolves apart if the need arises… brilliant poem

    Liked by 1 person

    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you very much for the kind words. I appreciate it. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ihagh G. T. says:

        you’re welcome πŸ‘

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Saania2806 says:

    Love it! πŸ’•

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Saania2806 says:

        My pleasure ❀️

        Liked by 1 person

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