A Recovery Blog

This blog is about my continuing recovery from severe mental illness. I celebrate this recovery by continuing to write, by sharing my music and artwork and by exploring Buddhist ideas and concepts. I claim that the yin/yang symbol is representative of all of us because I have found that even in the midst of acute psychosis there is still sense, method and even a kind of balance. We are more resilient than we think. We can cross beyond the edge of the sane world and return to tell the tale. A deeper kind of balance takes hold when we get honest, when we reach out for help, when we tell our stories.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Lone Wolf

Once we were wild
We were the hunters in a pack
But the lone wolf is out there still
Howling at the moon
Hungry, isolated, but free.

Listen to his footsteps fall
Soft across the wild terrain
All the other animals steer clear.

He's used to the hunger.
He's used to the pain.
It gets him moving
Again and again.

He's zeroing in on the kill
He's picked his spot high on the hill
Where he can see the valley
Spreading down for miles.

He smells the pulse of the lame and the wounded
Following patiently a familiar trail
An easy path for the simple
Those lost or left by the herd.

He is close enough to taste the scent of victory
The prey is still unaware
The moment comes
He's on the run
The quarry taken by the neck.

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