A Quiet Root

We comb through hundreds of literary magazines to bring you one stellar poem or flash fiction piece every weekday.

“Teen Wolf” by Lucy Wainger

A werewolf
is a creature for whom language is binary:

howl vs. silence. The rest
is petty detail — crabgrass fur
and the sweatiest hunger, an ache

arching upward, away from the earth

Read it in Boiler

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