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I hear the best werewolves are bilingual
that there are wordstones inlaid in their cheeks
with which their teeth stay sharp
that their forked tongues can translate
days into nights, nights into days.
In my mouth is an enduring summer solstice
where dawn follows dusk in such rapid succession
I barely taste the night.
When I howl my voice no longer carries
My teeth do not break skin.
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