Wolf Song

A lone wolf howls in the night
An eerie song
Anguished
Pained
Betrayed
The hunters have trapped her mate
She will never see him again
The birds are silent
All is silent
Nothing breaks the calm
The peace is flawless
For a while, at least
The wolf hears a sound
She turns
An arrow strikes her in the heart
The same hunters who trapped her husband
Are now her murderers
And yet
The wolf's spirit soars upward
High into the sky
And joins that of her mate
Neither to be tortured
Ever again