I went to an auction

and bid on the mask
of the wolves
someone else won
because I was too busy
being sucked into the vortex
of wolf magic
to bring my eye contact
to the auctioneer



The blood blister
under my skin
just shy of my right
pointer knuckle
is gone
I don’t understand
I noticed it when I was fourteen
It had already been there
a while and I just wondered
if it was an eternal bloodstain
Now it’s gone
I’m worried about where
it may show up next
Did it transfer to someone
else or am I about to experience
a terrible bloody accident?
Am I about to become Luke?
Not the cool-hand one, I mean
Luke of the light saber and cloak

I’m worried.