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October 11, 2021


The Squirrel


a coiled spring with claws

jitter-jumping clockwork toy

with twitchy-duster in back

slid up our back yard fence

just now, like a rubber ball

bounced across the top of it

peered as were a hungry spy

at our fresh-filled feeder and

grasping with a pirate's paw

filled its chests with treasure


The Squirrel

A poem by Peter Rhebergen
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