wolf, fairytale

Oh you love to pretend
you’ve never known
the dark hunger.

Like you’ve never trudged
through sharp-air forest
and smelled that warm scent

of another’s heart.

Ann Davenport is a poet, essayist, and translator. She has hand-published three chapbooks: ends & beginnings (2000), riparian (2003), and love (2007). Her poetry and criticism have appeared in Bird's Thumb, Pleiades: Literature in Context, and The Stillwater Review. Ann serves as the Executive Editor of QuillsEdge Press.