[Objects of Mythical Power], IV

The Wolf from Nagai

He combs my hair
He stands to greet
He howls and guards
at full moon's bliss

I hear him
I see him
in slow motion
turning suspiciously
to ward off evil spirits

And if that isn't enough
he'll climb into my dream
his pack of four
no earth to land
he'll keep his balance
on one big branch

The wolf from Nagai
cries, some nights
he has four heads
eight eyes
Cerberus the dog has three
Bast the cat goddess
lives nine lives, at least

Published on Jul 20, 2018
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