A bite of their own

somewhere in between the dove and the wolf

maybe more wolf than anything though

when you play with a wild animal

excitement

and at at times, bitten

but how exhilarating is that bite

and the play in between

for so long strove to be the dove

not understanding what the wolf actually meant

or perhaps

knowing it too well

wise enough now realizing I’m not all wolf

few are

but my teeth are sharper than i’ve wanted to admit

don’t be afraid of me

teeth are useful

and fun

and those with a bite of their own

will not be afraid of mine