The last Wolf In England
by Jon Fox
After the Crusades he
killed the last wolf in England.
"One infidel is as good as another".
in romantic paradise
wilderness was anaesthetized.
Children acquired Wordsworth goggles
lest blackthorns scrape their eyes,
while Nature was reduced
to television size.
Yet ghost prints are on our lawn
and wilderness is in the wood,
lurking in coughing fits of blood.