Jazz and Yonah

Perceptions of bears and a mountain named for bears

Of little relevance for a Golden Retriever

Especially with wild turkeys and other birds in plain view

“Visible” that is, to Jazz’s sense of smell.


Yet neither human eyes nor a canine nose had alerted

Earlier on a walk through those same woods 

To anything more amiss than a makeshift encampment

Vacated minus a couch and children’s toys.


Not adept at reading Nature interrupted we hiked on

Leaving such reading to the bears and wild turkeys.