- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Respect the elders
Teach the young
Cooperate with the pack
Play when you can
Hunt when you must
Share your affections
Voice your feelings
Leave your mark
- Del Goetz, The Wolves’ Credo (via jenniweatherly)
- e.e. cummings, “maggie and milly and molly and may”
Queen Jenny Simpson-1500m-PreClassic-3:58
(Al Lacey Photography)
i will be a wolf once more—
i cannot be another.
Here i prowl on the bedroom floor
Bloodying who i was before
Tearing hair and heart and clothes asunder.
Something pierces in my chest;
i howl, but it shan’t cease.
Try to convince me that I’m blessed.
I pace and prowl and find no rest
And batter the girl and become the greyer beast.
i lap my dirty water in
the early morning dark,
and swallow with ample chagrin
to strain simplicity from sin,
to know what’s good and where i’ve missed the mark.
Yes - i will be a wolf again.
The hunger’s what i breathe.
i’ll chase down and embrace the pain
Until i know an honest name
My hunt will take me home, and i’ll be freed—