Scuttlebutt

by Duc Nguyen

 Artwork by Yvonne Hanson

Artwork by Yvonne Hanson

Down by the well
in the tribe of Westies
is a pack of wolves
who have filled their mouths
with laugh and joy.
But be careful.
Once their eyes set on you...
you're dead!
These wolves do
not claw or tear, but much worse.
They shame and they slander,
round the strays
to a different well,
and as the wolves fill
their mouths with laugh
and joy,
a fire spreads.


Duc Nguyen is a perpetual learner from Vancouver, BC. Known to bite.