Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Great White Wolf

The great white wolf bounds out over the field
And the vast herd of nimble russet deer
Fly with great graceful leaps before her: yield
To her bold brave passionate pursuit, their fear
Palpable, pervasive. Freckled fauns
Turn and flee, terrified, away: their doe,
White-eyed, drives them before her, for they know
The savage beast behind them masters all:
Her long white fangs, her tufted pelt, her claws,
Her terrifying terrier pursuit, her small
Strong canine ears, and rasping bark: she awes
Her trembling prey, however large, and they
All bound, as on springs, outrageously away.

Anissa Nedzel Gage copyright 2009

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