It Could Be Anything

Feature art by Viv Le

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I began my mornings with one thought:

What if a bear came down the road and attacked me right now?

At the bus stop, I would wait for the 87 to come down my street, umbrella in hand, surveilling the road. Usually, there was a pickup truck parked in front of my stop, so I told myself I knew exactly what I would do if a bear were to materialize in front of me.

Step one: drop the bags that weighed me down

Step two: jump into the bed of the truck

Step three: get out my phone and call animal control

To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was physically capable of hoisting myself into the bed of the truck. You hear so many tales and tricks about what to do when a bear attac...

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Dani Janae is a poet and writer based out of Pittsburgh, PA. When she's not writing love poems for unavailable women, she's watching horror movies, hanging with her tarantula, and eating figs. Follow Dani Janae on Twitter and on Instagram.

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