See Wolves


See wolves at the door

No menu of sweets tonight –

In the red


This poem was written for Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #30, in which Garry Gay suggested we write a Halloween themed haiku that entailed “thinking outside of the box or misdirection.”  All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

Also, since the haiku has a bluesy feel about it and features wolves, here’s a song from Howlin’ Wolf.

5 thoughts on “See Wolves

    • Yep, any excuse for some Howlin’ Wolf!

      I wasn’t sure if the phrase “the wolf at the door” had the same connotations in the US, in terms of having bills to pay. But glad it made you smile 🙂

      • It does —
        Many layers of possible meaning here. Debts, Little Red Riding Hood, and so on.
        I may listen to more Howlin’ Wolf here ….

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