Werewolf’s Prayer

Give me the strength to be more than a monster,
Give me the courage to be more than a man;
Oh, Lord, make me material,
shed away my myth
and feed it to the fire like a caterpillar’s cast.
Oh, let the moon shine well upon my head and
may my snarl rattle the dead;
let my fangs lay into flesh and
let mankind know it was never a predator,
merely a clever prey.