When we howl

Lee FG is a Ph.D. student and poet living in Boulder, founder of Little Drops Press, a believer in the spirit within us all and a proud howler in the night.

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Paul Klee, 'Howling Dog' via Wikimedia Commons

When we howl, we howl as one
Against the breakers
Against the silence
Against the bone

When we howl, we’re calling to you,
“Ahwooooooooo!”
Saying, I see you, I hear you,
I feel you too

When we howl, it’s because the night is alive
and together we will fill it to the brim
We howl to say, “we are not afraid!”
(But if you are, it’s ok)

When we howl it’s because, I love you
Even if just a little
Even if I do not know you, for a moment
We are kin, we are dreamers together in the night

When we howl it’s because
we have always howled
we still howl, we must

To remember, for a moment
the moon spirits we are
That for so many of us
tomorrow may never come
and for so many of us
it hasn’t

You’ve asked me too, to howl
For your lover, your ancestor,
Your child, and your life
Together we’ll remember
We’re not yet done…

We will fight
When we howl it’s because a blue sky is coming
Because on this night our souls are awake
We howl to become the light

Lee FG is a Ph.D. student and poet living in Boulder, founder of Little Drops Press, a believer in the spirit within us all and a proud howler in the night.