wolves savage young deer


I’ve seen scant

poetry these days

while the sun shines


& the cold of winter

hides its head

but I’ve seen photos


Today: a pack

of wolves devouring

a fresh young deer


bloody & open

on the side of the

number 10 highway


Two of these

wolves we saw

later that day prancing


together on the

frozen lake towards

the opposite shore


The only sound:

the whine of a far

off snowmobile




- Sheldon Birnie