The Mourning Wolf


A pacing wolf in mourning…

A pacing wolf in mourning,
the big bad wolf has lost her little girl.
No smells of dinner cooking
no light waiting in the window
no brushing of my tangled fur
no couch TV…

The walls mock me,
“Mad thing! You believed!!
hat boots were ballet slippers
and woods could be a family
Who gave you X-Ray vision?
Get some glasses please.”

I slink from all those carolers
whose voices fill the air,
the trails lose her scent now,
with this
mind, a drunken guide.
It just takes one to hear a falling tree
and I hear roaring dominoes
as forests tumble down around me.

In my castle floating on the hill
There is no room without her,
room that doesn’t show me
her passage through my life.
It was never my intention to eat her
and destroy her
but I’m a wolf and so one day…..
that’s just how the story goes.

Karima Hoisan
December 15, 2013
Costa Rica
*footnote: The illustration is from entitiled “Wolfenchanter”


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6 Responses to The Mourning Wolf

  1. daleinnis says:

    shakes head… beautiful, Karima…


  2. Scottius says:

    So much imagery in your words that all comes together to tell the story of this Wolf. Just wonderful.

    ps where is the Wolf illustration from?


  3. Thank you Scottius for your lovely comment.I added that information for you in a footnote. Thanks for reminding me, as I always give credit to beautiful “found art” on the net.


  4. Hoyt Heron says:

    Your wolf sounds very lonely, angry and distraught. Where is her pack? Why is she alone? What great insight you possess. Lovely writing Khaleesi!


  5. I’m glad you enjoyed this one Hoyt. Sometimes wolves sneak off into the woods when too many festivities are going on…


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