Werewolves

When our system worked,
we would take turns
being crazy.

That way,
there were two of us
to pull the monster
out of the house
and drive around
until humanity
returned.

When it didn’t,
we wouldn’t talk
for weeks
before finally
hanging out
like nothing happened.

How do you
apologize
for what you are?

By the time
it stopped working
for good,
the world had
figured out
what we were,
and we went to
prisons,
institutions,
and started cults
of people
who thought they were
our friends.

-GD Butler

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