Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just No Way


I had 10 squirrels at the feeder today,
Dapper in their gray and brown business suits;
Busily eating sunflower seeds.
They seem like 4 year old boys
Cute and intent
on what they want.
Selfish and charming
sitting on their haunches
tails tightly coiled
dark black eyes glinting
Energetic and yet
so vulnerable.
I buried one yesterday
who died likely crossing my street
for the same irresistible seeds.
There is no way to teach them
or even explain
or offer to hold their hands.
Paul A
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