The wolfman questions his faith
by Abigail F. Taylor

Reach deep into the pit
of your stomach where
the black guilt and shame
tear a hole.

This agony is a knife
that regrets stabbing and
it is the forgiving wound
that still bleeds.

He said, How long, O Lord?
Will you forget me forever?

And you want to scream this
but you can't because the animal
has gagged you and you can only
collapse into yourself and suffer.

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