If you were ever to encounter
a bear in the forest
—- the smart play —
is to quickly drop to the ground & feign death.
Then slowly get up
& pretend you’re one of the living dead
Now who has the advantage?
Though, if I’m to be honest with you,
it’s a 50/50
“Hello, I’m Shirley Jackson for the California Lottery”all the while clacking your teeth & rolling your eyesall the while clacking your teeth & rolling your eyes