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Marvin Contemplates The Squirrel

A tragicomic poem of humankind and nature.

By Daniel SullivanPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Marvin Contemplates The Squirrel
Photo by Caleb Martin on Unsplash

Marvin wandered through the woods,

Examining life's meaning,

Why Nature is so ripe with goods,

Why Mankind is so seamy;

When betwixt two white wild blossoms,

A squirrel popped out its head,

Chittering and feeling frolicsome,

Surprised where its path had led.

"Oh, tiny chitter-chattering creature,"

Said Marvin to the Fellow,

"I love Thy bright-eyed, bushy features,

And demeanor oh so mellow!"

"If I could but touch they Frame,

and meld with the Nat'ral World,

Flowery insights might be attained,

from the brain of a happy squirrel."

Then Man's hand reached for Squirrel's paw,

As in Michelangelo's Sistine Creation,

But as Man neared and Squirrel saw,

It gave him a bitter sensation.

"Damn, Thee, monstrous carnivore!"

Cried Marvin, sad and sick.

The more intelligent omnivore,

Then bore a fatal stick.

Hours later, with wooden spoon,

Marve stirred a bubbling brew.

Pleasant scents filled up the room:

A prelude to squirrel stew.

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About the Creator

Daniel Sullivan

I am a writer, live storyteller, actor, advocate, civil rights enforcer, and nonprofit director, among other roles. Presently, my focus lies in translating my rich life experiences into the realms of fiction and creative nonfiction.

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  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    I'm not a great fan of squirrels but Marvin is the worst. I hope he was hungry.

  • A. J. Schoenfeldabout a month ago

    Very clever twist. Nicely done.

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