The Eyes Of A Wolf
(Inspired by the findings that dogs have evolved some human facial expressions:
Researchers have found that dogs have evolved muscles around their eyes, which allow them to make expressions that particularly appeal to humans. A small facial muscle allows dog eyes to mimic an "infant-like" expression which prompts a "nurturing response".)
Strange, that we should have such an impact on the evolution of another that our paths begin to cross,
Strange, that one born of the woods with the wolf still intact should allow the soft submission of such loss,
And at the same time indulge another species so far removed from it's own with such a depth of love,
That our faces begin to divulge in pieces the expressions of each other because our kinship was not quite deep enough?
So many long millennia have passed since ape and wolf formed the depth of our spiritual bonds,
So many fierce deaths and fierce lives in the name of each other to affirm that at each others side is where we belong,
For in the eyes from one to another the true depth of understanding and devotion is expressed,
That my wolf and I can speak without words is a depth of connection that cannot be overstressed,
The countless years shared at the fire cementing our timeless, wordless, endless pact,
The countless centuries side by side fiercely fighting for this devotion to remain intact,
This deep and abiding spiritual contract, written in a language that cannot be heard,
Has no greater depth of expression, than that my wolf and I can speak without words.