Poems of the Week


by Alex Steelsmith

“Todd Dillman [was in a Florida harbor] when he spotted a bear in the water…
He said the scene became even more shocking moments later… ‘I came back around
and looked over and he’s on the sailboat… walking back and forth, across the bow’
[attracting] a crowd of onlookers.”

Steadily, treadily,
one ursine prodigy
swam in the bay, raising
many a brow—

not only that, but this
proudly, before he was
through, took a bow.