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It must be confusing
to lie down every night
not sure if you were going to be with
the man or the bear.
Sure, he's always been a man by night,
but then he's a bear by day,
with those big, sad, polar eyes,
still trying to control his massive limbs
like he's the master of his own destiny.

And yet you find those white hairs
on your good clean sheets,
on your silk pajamas,
mingled in your morning tea,
which is always waiting,
hot and steaming,
despite the fact he can't carry it in his paws.

And he watches you dressing yourself,
pulling on layer after layer, wool and wire,
because he shoots the cold
right through you,
with a nuzzle of his nose.
And he never has to dress, though at night
you can feel his skin,
and the goosebumps that line his humanity.

It must be confusing,
to lie there at night,
hoping he'll be the bear,
coming to eat you alive.
"I know nothing about it, except it lies east of the sun and west of the moon, and you'll be a long time in getting there, if you ever get there at all."

- [link]

Hear :icontwilightpoetess: read this aloud: [link]
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G-R-Fracassa Jan 13, 2013  Student Writer
Definitely like it, although I can't articulate why.
KarlyNoelleAbreu Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
One can only hope it's for all good reasons. Thank you!
Sammur-amat Jan 13, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations on the DLD, you lovely, lovely creature! :heart:
KarlyNoelleAbreu Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, you lovely reader.
Sammur-amat Jan 15, 2013   General Artist
You are ever so welcome! :huggle:
xlntwtch Jan 8, 2013   Writer
Congratulations on the DLD. :+fav: I appreciate the way you challenge readers to see what's really here.
I see a wonderful way with a simple comparison and terrific word-choices, for a couple of things. Thank you.
KarlyNoelleAbreu Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for reading. I am glad that people can appreciate this piece on so many levels.
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here [link]
Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.
KarlyNoelleAbreu Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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