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Monday, August 18, 2008

WOLVES IN THE NIGHT: A Dream Haibun by Patricia Kelly

Image from DailyMandala

(about dream of 8/17/08)

I'm being tracked by a wolf. I've nothing but my bare hands to fight him off.

large teeth clamp down
on my right hand
bloodless grip

In a furious ballet of free left hand and imprisoned but unhurt right, I fight the wolf to a standstill.

to block the wolf's breath
I blow in his large nostrils
he passes out

I resist the urge to strangle him and tie him up instead. Though as I do I imagine the satisfying crunch of throat bones beneath my palms.

the wolf's mate howls
as she lopes right up to me
distinct threat

I note her moonlit fur and smaller frame as I prepare to do battle again.

the female wolf
is fierce but quickly subdued
silence holds the night

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

**** [aka: Patricia Kelly] **** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)****My other blogs: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL and ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT, and Yahoo DREAMJIN: Group for Dreamku – Haiku-Like Dream Poems ****