The long stare of the wolf.....
And of Man ?, He has done everything he could have , to blame the wolf for everything , killing the cows , killing the sheep , devouring the lambs, the calves and even small children [not really ]. And yet , at least some great minds with common sense have reintroduced the wolf to north America. Having read , for a few years , everything I could about wolves both in modern times as well as in ancient history , I too am convinced that it is mankind and not the wolf that has the biggest stake in reintroducing the wolf to America ! There has to be more to life than subsidies to corporate ranchers , to the sheep ranches and to the gated communities of the last of the "wild places".....Montana , Wyoming , Idaho and other states now are seeing a fast growing return of the grey wolf !
So I wrote this for the grey wolf ............
You have always remained at the fringe
of existence itself .....of annihilation
Steel wires strangled the breath
from the mothers with unborn
Exploding traps that shot
buckshot into your mouth at bait piles
Poison that left you twitching in
the shadows to die alone
Yet my friend ....I would rather you
were here than even I
No....no wonder of nature should bear the brunt
Howl on my treasured soulmate
From the very center of the wild
And don't worry .....you will remain long after
man is gone