William Heyen


Country: United States
Language(s): English
The Bear

Was alone, was carrying her bear with her.
Was alone, was carrying her bear with her.
Was alone, was carrying her bear with her,
bear to counsel, comfort, & protect her.

Arrived with a thousand other children
given toys to keep them quiet.
Was alone, was carrying her bear with her.
Was alone, was carrying her bear with her.

In the gas, her bear clawed free of her.
In the gas, her bear clawed free of her.
She held her bear tightly as she could,
but in the gas her bear clawed free of her.

The mind & heart of her bear are wool.
The mind & heart of her bear are wool.
Its eyes black & shiny as tiny mirrors,
her bear is stuffed with wool.

Was alone, was carrying her bear with her,
its eyes black & shiny as tiny mirrors,
its heart wool, its mind wool.
Was alone, was carrying her bear with her.