were wolves

a tail
glimpsed

my house
invaded

I
not seen

emptiness

they have gone
leaving a silhouette
remnant
of their presence

they have gone

~

I am naked

I have located
a steel picket

a weapon

~

stealthy

stealthy

I am at the door

outside

pull the door
closed

locked

three wolves
grey

lying

standing

sitting

watching
me

~

I am in
a compromised
position

I contemplate the possibility
of using the screen door
as a shield

my picket
as a lance

I wonder
at my nakedness

the foolishness
of a closed door

~

the wolves
watch me

the one on the ground
rises

facing me

unblinking

outside my dream
I thrash
and turn

dimly
I am aware
of the added stupidity
of provoking a confrontation

contemplate
what will my wife say

what headlines

Naked Man
Consumed
by Foolish Choices
in the Middle
of the Night

~

I glance
to where the wolves are

were

only a space
that were wolves
remains

~

200218

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