Out there in the forest,
running from herself; determined to hide from him, even if her teeth rot out of her head.
She will not yield.
Crying alone in the forest;
a wolf appears in the distance and she is caught off guard.
The tears stop.
She is lost in the fur of a hug and a kiss.
Found, she stands up and walks away;
for so much of her life, she ran from herself.
Now she walks with a friend.
The man with no heart can rot in hell.
We have walked together for so long.
We know all of those secrets hidden.
We agreed to walk this path together.
You are The Wolf and I The Blood Fire.
The raging fire was tamed by the kind one.
Running in the snow. The forest disorientates you.
The face of a wolf in the distance clams you. A familiar. You slump against a tree. Too young to freeze, yet too old to endure the middle of winter; distant voices sound. You wake from a fever. The cat licks you.
Humble soft padding.
Hurt, a wolf in sheep’s clothing; misunderstood wolf.
My mane is unbrushed and dirty,
there’s no snow for me to roll in.
My matted mane disgusts me;
once I was snow-covered, clean.
You saw me padding in the snow;
paw-prints, fur shaking, a look.
You caught me in your embrace,
free to be, yet anchored to you.
My soul remains free,
yet the cage you gave me is cosy.
I will stay if you take me back to
the snow, brush my mane clean, and say the words you must say.
The door opens,
she steps outside.
The night is warm,
The moonlight full,
a forest all around.
The sound of a friend,
a call from the forest.
The door closes,
she runs for the forest.
Feeling the forest closing in,
Snowflakes fall on my face.
A wolf calls to say, “Let’s play”;
A bear hidden snores loudly.
Feeling the pull of energy,
being pulled towards her.
The pull of the Winter moon,
her energy overpowers my will; moving towards a new chapter.