It’s awkward being in love with a bear
First off, what can you say to the parents?
You can say, “He’s dedicated to work
’Cause, Dad, bearhood is no song and dance
No beer, no skittles, no coffee breaks
Eating offal from seals takes real stamina.”
You can say, “Daddy, at least he’s white and
Remember what you said about Angelo
Yes you did too say that and I was so
Ashamed I wouldn’t visit you for months and –”
Yes, such arguments divert the parents
But truth told, being in love has got to be
Awkward, standing hair on end.
Image: Catrin Welz-Stein.