is that the Wolf always knows where to find you.
He observes your habits, learns your routines, then
extrapolates your most recent location
by noting picked-over raspberry bushes
square of red cloth
tattered spider’s web
trampled grass and
footprints your Doc Martens made through the mud.
He will find you at home, in bed, where
you feel most safe
and utterly disarm you
with his lupine charm.
Do not be fooled by his strong hands and his big eyes and his wide smile.
Rather, focus on the teeth that will slash your heart into ribbons before you even realize
it’s been snatched from your chest.