Bear Remembers: Coon Skin Hats

When I was little,
My mother had a friend
Who never wore shoes
In Florida,
Between Arcadia
And Punta Gorda,
Where we lived.
His feet
Were so tough
That snakes
Couldn’t bite him.
And smilax
And cacti
Were not worth
Bothering about.
I think his
Welcome mat
Was woven
Barbed wire.
Mother knew
Where his
Still was hidden.
Tom Hobson
Made coon skin hats
For my brothers
And me.
I wore mine
Most of the time,
But my little brother,
Billy, wore his
ALL of the time.
Bear … 12.27.2015

Barbed Wire  ⓒBearspawprint2015

Barbed Wire ⓒBearspawprint2015




Barbed Wire Evidence

I gathered much more
From the forest floor,
The evidence of plans and dreams,
And left over defensive schemes.
Bear … 05.12.2015

Barbed Wire Bouquet (Black and White)  ⓒBearspawprint2015 002 (3)

Barbed Wire Bouquet (Black and White) ⓒBearspawprint2015