The clouds come in from the west-it is bitterly cold.
The wolf is laying in his den; icy coldness made from silk
Pours from his nostrils. The sun is icy, too. Everything is covered
In ice. The wolf’s stomach growls. He wants some food. He gets up,
And goes for the hunt-a lone rabbit nestled between a tree and a blade
Of grass is his target. The rabbit sees and bounds into the forest. The forest
Is practically empty, except for houses on either side. No one is home,
But they, too, know about the wolf. Who knows about the wolf? It asks itself.
Everyone! That’s why there are so few of them left. The wolf goes about,
Looking for food. It sees a river. What is a river? Rivers are wide,
And haunt humans. Humans know nothing but fear. The joy is in the fear.
The wolf dunks his paw into the river, trying to catch a fish-he tries again,
And again. His stomach growls. The wolf comes in threes, and the river
Comes in threes, over and over again, climbing higher into the sky,
The trees see everything, but the wind does not..