Silent wolf

She watches her mate dance openly with the sun
Nothing to hide his blush
Nothing to curve his attention
Nothing to remind of the future that will be theirs .

She watches herself grow old
Nothing to smooth the wrinkles
Nothing to cover the worn spots of life
Nothing to remind of what she was or could have been.

She watches her children grow
Nothing to hide their shame
Nothing to call their own
Nothing to remind of those gone before and yet to come

For you Chibi Ookami
Who taught me the path to life
Is best viewed through a camera lens
To howl is to be free