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know your wolf... / 10 March 2016

Three plastic knives on a translucent background, superimposed upon the repetitive pen and ink drawing of a girls face; she wears long curly hair and glasses; the knifes bear traces of marmelade.

red knife, green knife, blue knife

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Move on back, move on back and
the windscreen wipers go swish
swish swish, move on back, move
on back and the wheels on the
bus go round and round, move
on back, move back on. Round and
round, move on back and the words
in my head go round and round,
move back on, jumbled up.
jumbled up, back on move.
Move back on, move on back,
words in my head are
falling out falling out 
falling
out words in my head are 
falling out all day long.
I need more words;
words to keep the wolf at bay,
words to create barricades
tentative hope
against the cloaked doom.
Move on back, move back on
the words in my head
are falling out
falling
out. I need more words,
no used words
new words. 
Words that hold together
fastness to ward off 
the grim unspoken;
the feeding wolf
defiant, even unto the dawn.
Falling out, I need more words.
I need hope words, when these
cannot exist it becomes
time to grasp
the knife. Cut 
loose. Freefall.