There is something in the distance, I can see the glow of yellow eyes;
Solemn and knowing, waiting,
Oh how his eyes did shine!
As my headlights hold his steady gaze, I cannot yet make out its kind.
He begins to move slowly in a crouch low to the ground;
Soon, it pounces effortlessly, remarkably without a sound.
He appears as large as a St. Bernard!
And remains 10 feet away, perched upon a rock, as he watches me with a strange regard.
I should back my car up and leave this place;
But the creature calls my attention, by way of his steady gaze!
I am drawn to his solemn stare, I feel him saying he is incredibly lonely;
I want to reach out, but afraid to leave my car, not just me alone, only!
Suddenly! He jumps effortlessly from his perch on the rock;
At this unsuspected action, my heart begins to knock!
He lands on my car’s hood, then through my windshield peers in on me;
I was mesmerized by his grandeur and gentleness, so it seemed.
“What do I do now”, I say to myself;
When this wolf leaps with such stellar and stealth!
I knew he possessed the strength to kill me, yet strangely, I felt only peace;
But just as calmness seemed to take me, the wolf took his leave!
Yet, as he stayed by my car, so I opened my window just enough, and I began to speak;
Hopefully to soothe our fears, and bring us both some calm relief.
I softly called him “sweet one”, and heartily I smiled;
He whined quietly, then moved closer to my car’s side.
He then leaned with his body, and turned his face to mine;
He howled then with longing, or so I did decide!
I wanted to remove our barrier, and reach out to touch his head;
But fear kept me inside my walls, so I spoke to him instead!
The beautiful beast stayed where he was, his glistening gaze followed;
I felt such pain in my heart, wondering why his eyes held such sorrow.
But alas, I knew I could not stay, and I began to back away;
However, the wolf seemed to plead with me, begging me to stay.
They say the wolf is mystical, and yes, I would agree;
For my encounter with this iconic predator, only brought me peace.
Now, a tear slips slowly down my face as I remembered his;
And the indelible mark upon my heart, inscribed when my eyes met his!