Wolf, by Rob Walton


To keep the wolf
from the door
I caught a wolf
trained it up
sold it
made a killing

Two months later
it returned
with some mates
who’d heard about the training
and the upskilling
and the attendant lupine employment opportunities

They ate me out of house and home

I tried to coral them
and sell them as a pack
but lost a fortune:
it wasn’t a bear
or a wolf

Scunthorpe-born Rob Walton lives in Whitley Bay. His poems and flash fictions are widely published, and his debut poetry collection, This Poem Here, was published by Arachne Press in 2021. He also writes for children. Twitter and Instagram: @robwaltonwriter

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