The Wolves and the Crucifix

keith haring
Keith Haring’s wolves

The Wolves and the Crucifix

The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magical Realism, Volume 4, Issue 1, Winter 2018 (print edition only)

Based on Keith Haring’s “Suite of Five Prints,”—(“Two Animal Images Falling/Jumping”; “Two Figures with Crucifix”), screenprint on paper, 1982.

The wolves keep coming to my door,gateway review.jpeg
they keep coming. Today
they hold a cross like a trophy.
Ink drips from their paws
onto the cross.

I don’t know what went wrong,
how it all happened. They asked
for so little—for the drawn lines
to merge over their heads,
a sky to appear,
some earth to support them.

They ran around in circles,
they bit each other’s tails.
I gave them the sky and the earth.
I let them grow bigger
than what I could see in myself.
Their black frames stumbled
and fell on white ground.

How could I have known
that a day would come
when they stretch their limbs
and walk on two legs?
How could I have known
that the white space within them
would grow large enough to resound?

I only saw their open mouths.
I only knew that they howled.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

paeansunpluggedblog

songs unheard by the poet next door

Murtagh's Meadow

Ramblings of an Irish ecologist and gardener

An Edinburgh Cook

Flavours of a burgeoning cook, father and wannabe adventurer

Fluffy Pool

Let's write something every day.

The Curious Blog of a Millennial

I'm on a curiosity voyage. These books are my paddles. I need my paddles!

dreamydamselblog

Dream as if u live forever.. Live as tomorrow is the last one.

Short Prose

short prose, fiction, poetry

Wandering Worlds

Lost, Hidden, Forgotten

The Dreaming Lady

personal blog of Kiyo - artist and writer

shllyn

An attempt to understand myself through art and writing.

the creative life in between

cherishing the moments and exploring my passion for creativity... through art, photography, food, and writing

Charmed Chaos

Musings on Life, Love, and Linguini

Rhyme N Review

Poetry, books, music, movies, and motivation / Videos, essays, art, and some quotation!

FeelPurple

Creativity Unleashed

For what they were... we are

Prehistory, Anthropology and Genetics

The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

A Londoner now enjoying country living.

The Jittery Goat

short stories, ebooks, and other stuff

Fingers to Sky

Soul Searching. Gardening. Aspiring Writer.

awritersfountain

Freelance writer back on the edge ready to jump!

Veronica's Garden

I originally started this blog to promote my novel, Post Rock Limestone Caryatids. Now I write essays and poetry about everything, including the Flint Hills, healing, parenting, etc. WARNING: emotional content, sometimes intense. Read at own risk of feeling.

WRITING WHILE BLACK

POETRY IS THE SONG IN MY HEART, THE LANGUAGE THAT I SPEAK, THE ESSENCE OF MY EXISTENCE, THE KEYS TO THE LIFE I SEEK.

The Eggcorn

malapropisms abound

Michelle Harrington

She writes and waits for the end of the world.

MovieBabble

The Casual Way to Discuss Movies

Z for short.

Writing and e-publishing.

Insights from "Inside"

Sunshine on Razor Wire: perspectives from "inside"

An Artist's Path

A space for creative seekers.

scattered words

scribbles by Hemendra Dibaakor

Put Out to Pasture

Trading in my combat boots

ProCrasstheNation

Writing is Coming!

Stop procrastinating now!

New site available: www.procrastinationcoach.net

Toby's Big Oul Blog

here are some words what i wrote

My Garden

Uma Gowrishankar

Permacircular horizons

Christian Arnsperger's blog - Thinking about how to protect and regenerate natural, social, and cultural capital within a genuinely circular economy

Yoga Mom

Yoga Happens Every Day—Divorce And All

Peacock Poetry

by Sam Allen

Smoke words every day.

Tumse na ho payega

The Moving Finger Writes

Roshni Rajshekhar Nair

Not the Whole Story

Just a girl and her street pup, living abroad

%d bloggers like this: