Hi all! This new poem called “Challenge” gets its inspiration from a particular piece of street art depicting a wolf. The amazing artwork was photographed by Resa of Graffiti Lux and Murals, as part of Kids’ Month. Resa has taken photos of wonderful youth-friendly street art and asked for submissions of poetry and short stories to accompany them throughout the month of March. I’m happy to be a part of the exciting project this year! You can participate too by following the link above.
This wolf art caught my eye with its bright colors and wonderful details. The artist is Cash Akoza.
And here is the poem that stirred in my mind as I looked at the wolf street art:
You’re a lone wolf,
Away from the pack and
Savoring a fearless thought,
Blue eyes intent on the path ahead.
Your weathered fur drips with
The remnants of rains past and
Wild hope swells within your
Clenched jaw, eager for what lays on
The other side of the trees.
A challenge awaits, and
A new layer of sweat begins.
©2017 Christy Birmingham