At Dawn

Presently wolfish
   always untamed
   never truly us—
Better to have a dog on your team
   with, say, an edgy wolfish face
   for the tinge of false danger, safe—
   for the rock & roll thrills
He sees the world flash present
   like the wolves—
   runs in the hard night terrains
What made me think I could ever do this
He would change the flashes in his head
   their violent loops
   full of revenge…
I can tell by the way you sigh
   you’re just human
   like me
He loves the primitive birdsongs
   at dawn

-March 8, 2009-