Act Three/Sonnet +1 #36
i want the sun bear to be happy too.
the days are always the same amount of too long
and there is either too much to do or what there is
is not exciting. but of course he’s happy to return
to his cubs watch the game and have something
to talk about. when the cubs win the world series
it’s a great story. cubs grow up because that’s what
they do. you shouldn’t look into that still river. the moon
will be here soon. if the air doesn’t feel like being wind
the sun bear can see himself in the still river. or. he could
return home and use his closet mirror. all the advancements
are too helpful and present to be noticed. the sun bear’s
neck ties are all the wrong shade of green. turn the lights
back off. can’t you see the sun bear’s wife is trying to sleep
Act Three/Sonnet #37
Okay you got me. i cheated. the last poem was
too long. i didn’t think you were paying attention. i am
glad you're paying attention. isn’t that what we both want.
the sun bear reads books on bear traps so he can feel
empowered. the trap expert paid the ghost writer
because he likes to be listened to but isn’t good with
words. and the ghost writer is on a plane to malaysia.
the sun bear isn’t sure what the opposite of
a zero sum game is. he hasn’t read the theory. yet.
he still believes in the good of it all. he plants
the seeds and waits till spring. see there’s been
star fruits all along. why bother convincing
the sun bear of anything else. there’s a cub being born
in the san diego zoo today. we do not choose the definition of home.
Act Three/Sonnet #42
Of course there’s a sun bear in birmingham that knows
about mars. but everyone seems really happy and he
is good at keeping secrets. today the sun bear is searching
for land. there’s a marble in his pocket. since this is a poem
we get to know this marble is earth and that the bear
works as a public relations director for the sun bear
space program. this sun bear knows that visuals are more
effective than words alone. it is difficult to find seven
square miles of open land. sun bears keep secrets from
each other. it’s for the best we’re told. yes from a far enough
distance the sun bear world is small but it’s best if we don’t think
about that. the sun bears come home and kiss each other. then.
back to their possibly fulfilling jobs in the morning. all at once this happens
on the sun bear plant. many times over. the sun bears eventually fall asleep.