FULL | Camille-Yvette Welsch

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 Camille-Yvette Welsch is a poet and teacher residing in central Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in the Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, Radar Poetry, The Writer’s Chronicle, Atticus Review, Menacing Hedge, and other venues in addition to serving as reviews editor for Literary Mama. She shares her life with two wily little kids and her fuzzy husband. 



Full Starving Moon

Wolf—I was wrong. The spring

is elusive, the hunger real, bone

real as we sweep snow from the steps,

exist on steam and crystalized honey,

the sweet taste of nothing. What bone

rattlers we are, knocking around field

and home, splitting wood, sending

it crackling into the heat. We cannot

stomach more jerky, the sharp hairs

that decorate the root cellar. Have you

been in, trespassed? We are friends only

in spirit, I offer you nothing of store. Wolf—don’t

mistake me—if the hunger sharpens to a knife,

it will land across your throat. With my apologies.