Saguaro Park Black Bear
Bears in the Saguaro Park-land?
Yes, in the mountain highlands
The Ursus americanus
In this land might come upon us.
The Ursus americanus, by another name a bear--
American black bear black or brown,
Brown or black the black bear--
Saguaro Park-land black bear in its Saguaro Park-land home.
With plantigrade steps bear feet unshod
He walks the desert mountain.
Plantigrade mammal plantigrade stepping with flat of foot flush to the ground
In the Saguaro Park-land mountains as he makes his way around.
Heel toe plantigrade walker ranging far & wide.
If I see you on the trail, I would slowly back away, I would carefully step aside.
In Saguaro Park-land ranges in the mountains high you wander.
Wandering, foraging, far & wide:
Each bear lays claim to his own range,
A place to forage for his meals--
The daily bread of bears.
Twinkling diamond sky bear bright
Above the desert in the night,
Shining on the mammal...bear--
Spring, summer, autumn time;
Then winter sleep, deep sleep, when well-fed mother bears bear cubs
To awaken in the spring…
Ursinid life form strong & wild
With sturdy claws to give us pause.
Protective of her child.
Bear cub child, a couple of years
Growing, learning, mother showing what a bear will need to know to grow
To make another bear
Whose mother bear will show that bear what bears will need to know
To grow another bear.
Followed my heart, believed in myself.
I don't see a little man on a flaming pie; at times I see a female spirit.