Welcoming the Dawn
Idyllic rural landscape on a hill with a tree on a meadow at sunrise © iStock by Getty Images.
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My Name . . .
unsure of what my name might be yet knowing i was more than just an accident of birth and circumstance i looked within the depths of me i sought a name that said i’m not afraid to tread new paths and since i am one too i thought right off of animals of horses and of bears of cats and dogs of squirrels anteaters and hares but in the end though some could be companions i saw none of them as me and then the image of a gray wolf unexpectedly emerged of course i hadn’t just been waiting for some random bird to perch upon a limb or some stray cat or dog to wander to my door for in a thing as personal as this there had to be a certain kind of fit and so i went online i learned we both are social when we mate we mate for life communication is important to us both although i like to think that mine involves a lesser incidence of whines and howls and barks and growls and we both thrive in many kinds of habitats except when hunted nearly to extinction lots of images passed through my mind but one kept coming back the image of a gray wolf standing all alone and gazing at a rising sun i knew my name was gray wolf welcoming the dawn
From Into the Wind © 2021 Charles Schlee. To view information about the book, go to www.cyberwit.net or Publications – Charles Schlee.
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