Take It

folded wolf

soft flesh beside me, I

am so hot, unfurls into something I know

baby bird above me, wolf

clutched in its beak, I

touch the white skeleton man, push it up, I know

what you want, man-child, wolf

creature, put it in my head, through my head, I

dream in kaleidoscopes, know

love for fractions of seconds, wrap me in sick sweat, wolf

spit, take this burning I

am almost burning--rip me up, make me know.


Holly Day
Holly Day is a travel writing instructor living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two children. Her most recent nonfiction books are Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, and Walking Twin Cities.