The House that Goldilocks Built

Tired of defending herself
on social media platforms
(the PETA trolls really are relentless),
she cashes in her equity
and has an ursine-friendly A-frame
constructed in the foothills,
placing heaping bowls of berries
and porridge out on the table,
firing up a jacuzzi big enough
to accommodate even bodies
thickening for winter slumber,
and putting clean sheets on each
of the adjustable beds.

Now as she falls into sleep
if she could just stop seeing the wild
startled look on all three bruins,
especially the little one, hiding
behind his parents, lambent-dark eyes
brimming with bright tears.

Robert Borski