I ran down the path
Oblivious to the wounds on my body,
The scars branches adorned my body with,
I was being chased by a werewolf
I would tend to the scars later,
If I survived that is,
My existence was at stake
I struggled to outrun it
I thought I did.
I got to a stream,
Scooped water on my face
I looked at my reflection
In the gleaming puddle
To determine the extent of damage
I didn’t see the chubby dirty face I expected,
I saw the werewolf.
I looked back at the path I came from
Then into the water
The werewolf stared back at me
His monstrous teeth dripping saliva
I flexed my arms, he did the same
I had become the monster I was trying to outrun
And in my reflection, I was reaching for my throat.
My claws at the ready,
To put an end to the chase.
I woke up covered in blood in my birthday dress with claws for fingers