The wolves have had their ruthless way too long,
Too often bared their fangs and left their work
All bloody in our path. It is enough.
We do not need them battering our lives
With death, inflicting plagues of butchery
With every breath, and walking carelessly
It is enough. The time has come. Our outrage
Beckons us to speak, for silence weighs
Too much. Justice must unloose its tongue,
The injury be redressed, though only one,
For justice cannot keep with compromise.
The beasts in men cannot remain unchained;
They hunt, and none escape them when they come.
- Druzelle Cederquist
World Order Magazine, Vol.17, No.4, Summer 1983
Poetry Notes at Luminous Realities blog