A Bear on my Couch

A Bear on my Couch
there’s a bear sleeping on my couch
i’d greeted him standing
he’d been there for weeks
and must have been tired
it was a time for hibernation
when i went to bed
i gave an apology instead
and offered the couch
and a blanket
the bear now still sleeps
don’t know when he’ll wake up
as i don’t hibernate
i go from sleep to awake
and often wonder if a long slumber
would help us to be unencumbered
from all we accumulate
in a year of our doings
gagi     01/05/23