Wolf Call – Christy Wise

In muted, silvery dawn,
the haunting, forceful howl

reverberated across
snowy canyons,

emerging from
a wild, ancient place,

singularly dominant
in January,

with grizzlies
in hibernation.

Christy WiseChristy Wise is a poet. Her work is informed by deep California roots, a love for nature, curiosity about ancient civilizations, and intense pursuit of justice and equality. Wise’s poems appear in The Anthem, Confluence, The Ravens Perch and Gyroscope. She is author of A Mouthful of Rivets: Women at Work in World War II and Banished to the Black Sea: Ovid’s Poetic Transformations in Tristia 1.1.