The bear at my door said take a walk with me..
I replied, i will, there will be so much to see!
The bear told me his name is Jesse,
And if i dine with him, he won’t be messy
But he’d much rather drink coffee than tea
Jesse has lilacs growing from between his toes
How this started, no one knows
Jesse and i walk to the woods in search of berries
He points out the ferns where live little woodland fairies
We go deep into the forest where he has few foes
After awhile Jesse shows me his favorite old stump
We sit.. have coffee and sugar, just one lump
Jesse has many a tale to tell
How his mother bear used to hibernate in the nearby dell
Unlike a grizzly, a black bear has no hump
He tells me he has taken many long hikes
He likes to go off grid, and cares not a lick about facebook likes
I tell him i wish i could live far away
Maybe when i grow old, there will come a day
Then in the distance, Jesse sees a cougar, and all i can do is say oh my god, yikes!
I stand as tall as i can, and i yell and throw rocks
Jesse stands on his hind legs, and his loud growl shocks
The big cat runs, and Jesse and i walk back toward where we came
This walk was fun but not at all a fool’s game
It’s good to be home near my tame roses and holly hocks!