1. Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    they say they want the wolf 

    the wolf

    but they lie.

    or maybe it’s wishful drinking.

    they say they want the swan

    but they know how dull that is.

    swirling and twirling and

    dancing and laughing

    then crying and whining and yawning

    and tossing.

    the wolf knows better than to play with its food

    the swan knows better than to venture the lawn

    as the fog curls over the pond

    and the crickets and frogs

    hold their breath

    till the dawn