Bear

Little much does skip past the face of a bear,
he weighs one of two endpoints to swat
to play, to chew, to fall, to lie.

Maybe stuck in prayer position does he look up
before he goes to sleep? Does he listen for something?
Lard belly feels good only for rest.

When he does wake does he then
at some moment think about flames or fire?
Quick sugar beef jerky for a large time.

When he does wake does he then
at some moment remember blue lines on 3rd-grade paper walls?
Crunchy wet middle of a cracked leaf bed.

When he does wake does he then
at some moment see gills feather their drops?
Salt rubbed scales between steel-post mob teeth.

When he dozes away, canoes then
at some moment see the paddle match his mechanical paw.
Mark bark big claw limit of the physics in the math.

Maybe stuck in player position does he look down
before waking up? Does he listen for something?
Hard jelly cracks like double-sided dreams.

Little much does skip past the face of a bear,
he weighs one of two endpoints to swat
to fall, to lie, to play, to chew.