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Seeing Behind the Eyes
Grizzly Bear by TAB_that's me
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: February 21, 2015      Views: 404
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I've been writing poetry for a few years now. Other hobbies include photography and bike riding. I am on the editorial team of a small community college annual publication.

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Standing at the counter
in mesh shorts and flip-flops
a big burly guy, he stood
more than a foot higher
than I. A grizzly bear
in a sleeveless Harley
t-shirt pulled over a beer belly.
in Nebraska
I had to wonder
how little he would wear
in summer (in my mind, I won't go there).

I stared at his tattoo. A huge
Celtic cross, weighing heavy
on a lumberjack's arm,
as he looked at the knives.

In the end, he politely
thanked me for showing him
every pocket knife from
the eight dollar boyscout
to the seventy-eight dollar Remington.
As he left with the twelve dollar
and fifty cent bone-handled one,
I knew he was just
a teddy bear disguised.


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I want you to picture the person in the poem with the words so I choose not to use artwork.
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