Thought Wheel

Ann Chiappetta

The Year of Revising, Re-Writing WOLF

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Hello, all. I am going through my older poems and revising them for possible inclusion in a chapbook I am planning to publish. This is the first one I am debuting. Enjoy, and, of course, thoughts welcome.


© 1998 Ann Chiappetta


Alpine paws track

prey accented air

Amber eyes assess the old and weak

lupine aptitude

interprets signals carried upon the wind

Canine strategy overcomes

As jaws

quiets heaving lungs


the hunt is merciful

only the fit survive


Circular patterns shine in eyes

Imbued with untamed wisdom

of wilderness and voices echoing

from the ridge lines


eerie timbre, bittersweet


Not so far from human cries

heard in the distance.







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