Light in a Dark Tent
Step one: Sleep in a dark tent.
Step two: During the night, be woken by a sound that is probably not a
bear, but could be a bear.
Step three: Lie awake while your loved one breathes heavily beside you
& your little dog sleeps cuddled between you two inside the
sleeping bag. Listen for the sound again.
Step four: Write a poem in your head that makes the bear go away.
Step five: Think the poem is actually pretty good & that you should
write it down, but that you don’t want to turn the light on for fear of
waking your loved one.
Step six: Repeat the poem over & over in your head, so as to commit
it to memory.
Step seven: Repeat the poem so many times that a light appears in the