Zebulon Huset

On the (Somewhat) Irrational Fear of Wolf Attacks

Most victims of fatal wolf attacks
are found surrounded by spent shells
and at least eight dead wolves.

Any winter walk a trek—some unavoidable.

Yeah, wayward babes are swiped
from rural backyards and infected
frothers stumble into townships.

The world is no static snowglobe.

But—stats are stats. They’re rare.
Very. Bring your gun. But—stats are
stats. If the pack is hungry enough...

6 February, 2021

Zebulon Huset is a teacher, writer and photographer living in San Diego. He won the Gulf Stream 2020 Summer Poetry Contest and his writing has appeared in Meridian, The Southern Review, Fence, Atlanta Review & Texas Review among others. He publishes the writing blog Notebooking Daily, edits the journals Coastal Shelf and Sparked, and recommends literary journals at TheSubmissionWizard.com.