Coyote Love

8/5/2017 1:58pm
Coyote Love

I always did it for the moments I could spend with you
Do you remember how hard and long you came?
There were crevices and canyons in my heart that I begged for you to leap into
Clenching your eyes and fists and looking just like my
Teenage years that were spent trying to take a life
Not necessarily my life, any life will do, really
You’ve got the dripping jaws of coyote, snapping fast
Slender and starved screaming in the hills with meat between your teeth and
A silent predatory gait, the same way that I
Have always fled and bled wherever I liked
You were the kill, when I most needed it.


-Excerpt from Candy’s Poem (Candy, 2006)

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