Don’t run to the bear,
even when its snapping at your heels
waiting for you to turn around.
Don’t look back,
even when you can feel its breath on the nape of your neck
beckoning you to its fake guise of safety.
The calls echoing through the darkness are lies.
The bear itself is a lie,
an analogy for the fear you feel
towards a world that you don’t really understand.
Just keep moving forward
as you keep running,
As you run;
Away from the bear,
Away from your demons,
Away from your past.
Just keep going,
Don’t run to the bear.