Copyright © Isabella Dalzell 2020. All RIghts Reserved.
Running in packs, hunting in unison
each one charged with its allotted role
its place in the feeding hierarchy
like a football team, Alpha to Omega
(scapewolf). Keeping to the shadows, sitting watchful
in the blue-white snow with cool, passionate
penetrating eyes; avoiding humans with their guns.
The Alphas alone can mate; obey or leave
be wary of transgression
to stay is to face ostracism, savage retribution
Scarred by razor claws, ears bitten off, the would-be
mother is bullied by the pack and left to famish
learns to accept her chastisement and her role.
Such ferocity is the only way they can
all survive. Brought to heel, obedient
transgressor wolf is allowed back into
the fold allowed to heal. Auntie then
to blessed pups nurtured in the
the Alpha She-wolf feeds pups milky sap
protected and aided by the gang.