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.