Monday, September 22, 2014

Craig Stormont- A Poem

A Bear (for Natalia, who doesn’t believe it)

rolling out of the Smokey Mountains
into Gatlinburg, TN
great commotion ensued
sitting at a red light
a large black bear ran across
the front yard
of some people having a barbecue on
the left
I told the driver to
run the light and make a u-turn
I jumped out of the car
and the bear stood there
10 feet away
people were screaming
hiding in their vehicles
running away
I walked toward the bear
his eyes met mine
sublime communication
7 seconds later
he ran
into the mountains
I felt fine
a rush
the right kind
glad I met that bear

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