Black Bear Roams Camden

Written by: Barbara Washington

a black bear roams the yards
of Camden residents
was tranquilized moments ago

she had come accustomed to being fed
by the hand of humans
an accident waiting to happen

looking into that pathway
of my woods sitting from my daybed 
my heart races as I 
imagine her coming toward me
standing on her hind legs
front paws waving at me
as her terrifying growls
burst from her mouth
sharp teeth 

breaking down my sliding glass door
to feed on my flesh
her massive beastly power scares me
into submission
as i play dead