The Bear

I met someone who was so much like me
I screamed
The other men just kept
Moving and moving and moving on
A priest had said the tower would come
In a youthful package
I went walking
Through the trees
I met the bear
He said I could be the person too
In the animal costume
Part dog
Or old teeth
I drank and drank
The fiery liquids
Of words
Poetry poetry poetry
You just keep moving on
One day I’m in an industrial park
The next I’m here
Waiting for something
Many days I am teaching the others
How to be
Oh how I love them
More than anyone
But there was someone
Still
O gentle friend
I see your heart
And it is sweeter
Than even you think
It is
I think
It is sweeter
Than the bear’s
And that is to say a lot
He and I spent so many hours
Just looking up at the stars
From our home
On the everlasting
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