A Kodiak’s Sorrow

A Kodiak bear residing in Sequim, Washington.

I looked into his eyes—sorrow.

Seventy-one degrees Fahrenheit cooked the Kodiak’s fur designed for surviving cruel Alaskan winters. An open sunny field with an electric fence blocking any escape into the shade.

Learned helplessness.

Three feet separated us, but his sorrow bridged the gap.




About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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5 Responses to A Kodiak’s Sorrow

  1. Vikki Perkins says:

    Powerful words.

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  2. Vikki Perkins says:

    Powerful words. Sanctuary or prison, thats a tough call.

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    • Thanks, Vikki. It’s hard to say. The bears are retired performing animals used in movies, etc. I can’t imagine after looking him in the eye that he wouldn’t have wanted another life for himself–even if it would be much shorter.


  3. kerbey says:

    I want a nice, cool cave for him.

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