The wolves in my heart
are looking for you.
they will hunt you through all the nights
heedless of my sleeping
they roam my dreams with their
worrying the ghosts of you
that flit before my mind still—
But come beyond the wolves
beyond the tangled darkness
through the iron of heart with interchangeable parts
work your way into here
and you will find only an old dog
left to guard the very inner workings
an old dog
that was young once
that might look young again if you
called its name.
So here is the choice to be made;
keep running and be found
by my hunters.
They will tear you apart
for what you did. Revenge will be
a thousand fold. You will
ask for death
and be granted your wish.
or else come back to me.
dragging the chains you bound us with
the chains we forged in the hottest fires
of our hearts
come before me asking forgiveness
and the dog will come for you.
She has been waiting a long time
for the one she loves.
She will come running and
her teeth will not touch you
but will flash as she barks for joy.
She is more powerful that all the wolves.
She is stronger than all their teeth.
She will guard you and you will be safe.
She will love you and you will want for nothing.
She will sleep at your feet
and lick at your hands
and do as you say—
be kind to her.
Because she has God inside of her
and she loves you.
So run from me if you want pain.
Hide if you want death.
Come back if you want to be found
broken and pieced back together
the hunters are restless;
their howls fill me
the dog is waiting
Run or return.
Flee or stay—
choose wisely boy.