12 February: A Wolf’s Catechism

AI artwork. a close-up of a wolf
“.... his grizzled hair hanging...”  by Charles Dickens, The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain 

Everyone said so. 
He was a plaything 
for the green phantoms 
of Absinthe. 

A sleeping delirium, 
a flame in a hallucination. 
Grim and low voiced, like 
a melody in a hollow grave. 

He was seasonal, 
slipping in and out, 
shedding himself like dust, 
and caught in the stare 

of a wolf's catechism.

Written for Shay’s Word Garden prompt (use at least 3): asleep catechism charming delirium dialect erotic follies French hallucination hyena icicles lazier orchards phantoms playthings season sham solace vagabonds wolf. AI Digital Artwork created using Midjourney. Image and poem ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting @midjourney

6 responses to “12 February: A Wolf’s Catechism”

  1. What a great ending! I really love that last stanza and the final line.

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    1. Thank you! ❤️


  2. Ah, a Rimbaud biography in three stanzas, with Verlaine as the wolf. Very neatly turned, Misky!



  3. “the green phantoms / of Absinthe. ” Oooh, nice! I love the last line.


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