ash wolf

when the wolf comes home she will breathe
it has been so long since air
real air
has touched her lungs
filled with the smell of asphalt and iron
of neon and chrome
of the sun and city and home
after years of suffocating
she will breathe

when the wolf comes home she will speak
her voice towering above even the highest walls
telling the stories of those she left behind
she will shout until they listen
and they will listen
because she is the keeper of the lost
and they will be found

when the wolf comes home she will rage
there is work to do
people to find
debts to pay
and hundreds of ghosts that have something to say
she will raze through the halls of those who abandoned her
burning and blazing with all her heart
so big and so small
until there is only justice
and ashes

when the wolf comes home she will cry
the weight of lives and loves and letting go
hanging from her like chains
lead raindrops down her face
her guilt and grief reminding her
you are alive
you are alive
you are alive

when the wolf comes home she will laugh
laugh until her body
frailer and smaller and painted with scars
shakes like a thunderclap
it is the greatest strength we have as people
for in the face of horror and hell
she smiles

when the wolf comes home she will live
the world is a big, beautiful place
and oh how she missed it
she has a family now
one that carries memories of the worst years of her life
and she loves them for it
a special kind of connection
that only those who have walked through hell together can share
the battle is over
the world is new again
and finally
she will live

—  when the wolf comes home (a song from isabelle lovelace) // p.s

anonymous asked:

What are you personal favorite warrior prefixes and suffixes?

prefixes -

ash, smoke, ember, hawk, wolf, heron, viper, cedar, lily, storm

suffixes -

tooth, fang, throat, song, shade, frost, eyes, mask, face, strike

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