the 4 a.m. club

the four a.m. club
is for nightingales and madmen.
we eat the cat food of the soul.
it’s not bad if you have crackers.
werewolves are coming in
for shore leave. they want,
they need more tattoos.
they don’t want to fall in love.
they only want someone
to hold their paws
when they get a brand new tattoo.
someone whose eyes
will sparkle and then disappear.