Jan Lauwereyns - FOX, COME AND SLEEP

They married, had a child,
had a dog who gave
birth at the same time to a litter.

Whenever the wife was near,
the puppies barked.
She begged the man
to kill them. He refused,
one puppy barked.

She jumped onto the fence,
turned back into her natural form
of a fox.

The man loved his wife dearly,
begged her, vowing
never to forget her,
Come and sleep, which she agreed to do.