Time of the Moon

Howls ring in the night
as the dark grey wolf paces
inside her. She longs
to be released from her cage
inside this young woman's soul.

She whines as she picks up her mate's scent-
that black wolf who is just outside of her range.
The woman let's her free to taste the
sweetness of the midnight fruit blossoms.

The two wolves circle and snap
at each other-;a battle for dominance.
She fully believes she has her rival,
the fiercer of the two, pinned beneath
her successfully for once.

The tables are turned with a fierce snarl,
and she bares for neck for her mate-
sweet surrender; something inside her shatters
at that time of the moon.