When I woke up from my nap I found
myself surrounded by a pack of wolves~
They looked quite menacing--- had a haggard
and hungry look about them and were none to friendly.
I approached the largest and meanest
looking wolf and offered him a cigarette-
It’s a known fact that wolves crave the
smell and taste of tobacco--- so what better
way to break the ice than to share a smoke
with the leader of the pack.
We each inhaled and exhaled deeply of the
smoke and offering a toke to the rest of his
motley gang. This seemed to calm them down and no
longer view me as a threat.~
The Alpha Wolf in quick barks and growls
told me of their dire conditions. Their
hunting grounds were shrinking and many
of their pups were going hungry-
I assured them I would find them better
lands to hunt and all the tobacco they
could smoke… if they agreed on a few
What choice did they have…?
The Alpha Male (whose name was Ulysses)
led me to a secluded alcove and invited me
to seal the deal with a howling.
We each lifted our heads and howled at the moon …