Sestina for the Brown Bears
By Elizabeth Cuadra
In the empire of the brown bears
they embody nature’s power.
They come fishing in these waters,
make the local black bears run.
What will happen when the humans
try to share the brown bears’ trail?
Let’s watch beside this sandy trail.
We’ll soon see what kind of wild bear
tries to stand upright like humans,
drawn by the falling water’s power
feeds long upon the salmon run,