Copyright 2013 by Leslie Varsava. All rights reserved.


The hunters rejoice
Anticipating the feast
First, the pack leader
Slender and powerful
Of mottled grey coat
With eyes to the stars
Emits a long, deep, haunting howl
Now clear voices, high and low
Rise in harmony to the heavens
Cubs yip and whine
Tails wagging in abandon
For they too will eat tonight

Source: Up North by Doug Bennet and Tim Tiner