Hungry as a Bear





Competing road signs in national parks...
One says,
    "Don't Feed the Bears",
Which annoys tourists,
Who've come from Cleveland to see the bears.
And the other,
    "Don't Take Food from Humans",
Which bears ignore,
Since hunger dogs them every day.
The tourists caged in their Buicks
Think, how cute they are...
A photo-op with teddy bears...
Furry and friendly...
Not something you'd see in Cleveland.
And they must be hungry, 
Always sniffing for food.
So what could it hurt?
Just open the window a little
And lure them with food
For a close-up shot.
But bears lack grace,
And think, what they're given,
There's likely much more of,
And become as demanding 
As rent collectors.