my shadow grows during the night
oblivious to light, oblivious to darkness
its fangs sharp like glittering crystals
its claws
in me
in my tendons
in my blood

my shadow flickers – a blackest sun on the empty sky
violent companion among bleeding curses
its will breaking the dam of my rage
its hunger
in me
deeper, deeper
in the core

we are one, me and the wolf
me and the blade made of obsidian
a black hole behind my eyes