The basalt building regarded me Stone-faced Covered by a mantle of snow And a mammoth chestnut horse Do you know about the bears? A voice behind Knit beanie, blue sweats, sore on lip Bears? There were bears here? Before Manito, a zoo
They kept them in chains.
The voice walked on
Sorrels crunching on ice
Sandra Hosking is a professional editor, writer and playwright based in Spokane, WA, USA. Publishing credits include The Spokesman-Review, Journal of Business, Glass International, Inland NW Homes & Lifestyles, Down to Earth Northwest, Insight for Playwrights, Joey, 3 Elements Review, West Texas Review, and Edify Fiction. Her plays have been performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Canada, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Hosking holds an M.F.A. in theatre/playwriting from the University of Idaho and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Eastern Washington University.