Bears have big ears, for listening.
They don’t say much.
Bears never tell you to shut up
Or say not to complain that they are biting you.
Bears do not wake you in the night
When their demons are out of control.
Bears listen, and are patient
And do not mind what you think.
You can tell a bear when you are scared, or angry
They will not hurt you.
A bear is a good friend.
They have their own lives.
We have all been made up
One way or another.
It’s just bears already know this,
And have nothing to prove.
(Art by Dr Abbey, text by Nimue).