If you had fur

Great bears sleep inside the word body

That hollow place keeps them sleeping—

Let the bear speak.

Imagine yourself in such a coat:

Fur for arms,
nose, wet and searching,
claws and teeth for killing, or delicate pincers for collecting fruits, and digging, for roots
for aromatics,
for offerings.

Gathering dreams from under the earth.

Joshua Paquette 2016-2019