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Civilized wolves

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Skipping, tumbling, happy river
zigzag boulders guide to sea,
bison drench parched throats,
wolves peer, standing by.

Pouncing, two down one,
animal hunger seeks satisfaction,
the herd stampedes across,
now turbulent waters.

Sated, wolves amble away,
landscape untouched, the herd safe,
vultures swoop in to share,
leave sunning bones going to dust.

Smoky city many miles away,
factories belch packaged goods,
artifice laden fruit and meat,
to feed bellies half way.

Culled animals become,
an array of food to pick and choose,
saucy cuts and broils, silently tantalize
no history of too many bones laid bare.

Wonder how the bison and wolves,
are by our lexicon and imagination,
a part of the unthinking wilderness,
with no order, only animal instinct.

Instinct that won't take away,
from nature's order and laws,
Civilized humans though, take and take,
intelligent thought, a farce!

Better we reverse our beliefs,
we live in the wild not they,
needless grabbing at na…