Tuesday, April 7, 2020

npm2020: poetry videos day 7 "In Praise of Squirrels"

My National Poetry Month Project 2020 is to record a short video each day in April featuring me presenting my published poems.  For poetry lovers of all ages!

I'm just not sure any of us appreciate squirrels enough....

In Praise of Squirrels

just for being out
in broad daylight
in every yard and park

prudent nut hunters
fools flinging themselves
from tree to tree

high-wire acrobats
daring over busy roads
secret diggers in the dark

harmless, fearless
minding their own bushy business
neither fierce nor tame

nobody’s and everybody’s
winsome wildlife pet
frisky whisky yes indeed

but praise be to squirrels:
how willingly they share
their neighborhood with us

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