Friday, 24 of November of 2017

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Gary Lawless – The Last Whale

You are the last whale,
washed up on a far beach.
The waves are pushing against you.
Your brothers and sisters are gone.
The light is too bright for your eyes.
You cannot breathe.
Small children are throwing rocks
and laughing,
climbing onto your body.
You die, alone,
your ears full of wind.

You are the last buffalo.
The sun is setting over the plains.
You stand alone, enormous,
heavy with fur, lonely.
You are tired of running.
All of your friends have gone.
It seems even the earth has turned
against you.
There is no one to say goodbye.
You rest, listening to the wind.

When the time is right,
the spirit of the wolf returns.

Gary Lawless
November 1984 Earth First!

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David Albano – Little Red Riding Hood Is A Liar

(Diamond Lake Ontario)

I snap upright
smell of thick dark
slumber dissolves
skin tingles
ears prick

a deep howl
shimmers about my tent
less conquered
and more myth
than the moon
I can only
imagine the source

eyes squeezing shut
black snout pointing
triangle ears furled
moonlight bristling
on rust-gray fur
rocking back on haunches.
cavern mouth
rib cage contracting
the night

there is nothing new
about this
I am here to know

wakes me
I move
through the rite
of this howl
emerge holding
an untouchable

David Albano
May-June 2001 Earth First!

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