Thursday, April 02, 2020

National Poetry Month: Teddy Bear in the Window

It's National Poetry Month! My main goal for the month is to write a new poem every day. So far, I haven't missed a day. That isn't saying much, considering we're only two days in, but I very nearly forgot yesterday.

My poem for April 1st was inspired by the Bear Hunt game that communities around the country have put together to entertain children and families in this time of social distancing. If you've seen any Teddy Bears hanging out in windows lately, you might know what I'm talking about. If you haven't heard of it, this article will tell you everything you need to know.

And now, the poem!

Teddy Bear in the Window

He sits
and stares
with blank black eyes.
It's no surprise that he doesn't really see,
but still, he waits,
anticipates the moment when
a minivan will round the corner



with windows in the lowest position.

A child will poke her head out
and shout, "I see one!"
A little brown bear
pressed against the living room glass,
longing for
a hug.

© 2020 Rebecca J. Gomez

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