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outside of my urban apartment wall is
surrounded by an impressive mode of
strip malls Starbucks and four rings of
suburbs the wilderness lurks is the
Midwest angry and untamed kamikaze deer
hurtled themselves into compact cars
while wolves run wild and Eagles strip
flesh from fresh fish lumbering
throughout the forest blanketing this
part of the world bears sniffed the air
for honey beer and human flesh intent on
seasoning and consuming humans
ultimately washing them down with a nice
cold brew a few years ago a bear drank
36 cans of Rainier beer but wouldn’t
touch beer brew by Bush obviously any
beer with a taste for a particular type
of beer who can still identify which is
which after his 35th is more intelligent
than we give him credit for there are
people hundreds of thousands of people
who drink Bush and Bush Lite and
absolutely terrible beer by all accounts
thus proving themselves less intelligent
embarrass just as I would not go to a
bar where people regularly drink bush I
would not go to a forest where a bear
might identify me as a viable source of
good beer which I tend to be I’ve read
from a well-known source Fox News like
in its unbiased accuracy that the
preferred form of sustenance for bears
is human face a bear will eat your face
and not even care there have been many
recorded cases of bears killing people
by eating only their faces drinking all
of their imported beer and lumbering
away never to be seen again
these are people who spend much of their
lives camping fishing and hunting people
who contribute to the World Wildlife
Federation and own Global Positioning
Systems these are the kind of mountain
men and women who could solve their own
arms if necessary I on the other hand
hyperventilate when I see geese hissing
at me from behind their angry one-eyed
stare and I’m petrified by paper cuts
why then put myself in the backyard of a
six to eighteen hundred pound predator
I’ve done very little physical activity
in my life and as such imagine myself to
be tender and delicious I’ve been told
that bears can run upwards of 100 miles
per hour and some have even been known
to fly often in the wild people point to
what they assume is a squirrel in a tree
only to realize through lei that is a
bear on the hill in the dish
which then closes the gap between the
two of them at 100 miles per hour to
viciously devour face
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