poem poems

A Good Talk

A man decides to hunt
for fur against the cold.
He knows how to confront
surprises that trails unfold.

At dusk he finds a cave
to spend the night and stay
alive and also save
his strengh to hunt his prey.

A bear comes out to spy
and understands it should
protect its fur and try
somehow to get its food.

Before they start to fight
the wily bear pleads
for peace and for the right
to talk about their needs.

The hunter trusts the bear,
and to the cave they walk,
each one to get the share
won in a simple talk.


Poems: A page of Rosa Clement´s site
© (1999)