as i layed breathless

on the moss-covered trail,

i was approached

by two wolves.


you, the first one

of course, were here

when i first wandered



he, however,

trailed a few steps

behind after

watching from



you both lapped

me up until

i opened my eyes

to see


that though he

is a wolf, he didn’t

look at me

as prey.


it was you,

you were the wolf

in sheep’s clothes