Coyote Sky Calling by Gary Harkins

Coyote Sky Calling by Gary Harkins

Coyote Sky Calling

by Gary Harkins

 

Coyote calls pierce my pine tree walls– yipping, a hunt for dawn

I’m in the dark, but never alone– old echoes wrap me in their arms

They come and stand beside me when I raise my head and call

Then fall– for far away stars that make me feel so small– minded

I see them shining, see me trying– to know my unknown

Dogfights– got the scars; hide my eyes while sunlight hides the stars

But come night, I write– my insides out, love, doubt– yearning

For a page worth turning– for a book worth the burning

For a howling pack that can run real fast and play

I gaze at Orion

And bay