the difference

between where you and i live is

when we walk in town

during certain times of the year

i carry a gun and a flashlight

the big bucks have antlers and cranky dispositions

the bears are in their final feeding frenzy

before hibernation seizes them

school once closed

because of mountain lions on the playground

and a few stupid and antisocial residents

let their dogs run free

you could just call an uber

Copyright Michael Douglas Scott