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Squirrel on the Wire

by My Name Is Not Cypress 19 days ago in nature poetry · updated 17 days ago
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Hey there, little one.

I rarely do but that day,

when I had a second to breathe

I looked up at the sky

A squirrel scurried across the wire

Against the blue, on top of the black, a tiny blob of moving gray

.

I admired his hurry

Do you have a place to be,

little one?

Do you have someone waiting?

.

I envied his ease

Hundreds of yards, mid-air

No pause, nor fear.

At least not for the world to see.

.

Do you know it’s not the worst thing

To fall?

Or are you not curious

when you slip and hit the ground

if there will be an awakening.

.

I should know.

I used to walk on broken glass

I used to skid on thin ice

I wonder, how I lost my stripes.

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My Name Is Not Cypress

Dancer/Screenwriter. She writes with chords, dances with words.

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  • D-Donohoe8 days ago

    Damn squirrels!!! But great poem! Gave me a smile!

  • Devilisa Warner12 days ago

    Niiiiiice, love it. :)

  • Angie Seminara14 days ago

    the first stanza is my favorite. SO GOOD!

  • Loved the imagery you've used. Truly brilliant!

  • Hearted and Subscribed. I love your style! 😊

  • This is so beautiful and well written with a wonderful analogy and great message! Bravo!

  • Lovely poem, really enjoyed this and you got a subscription

  • Cathy holmes17 days ago

    Wonderful. Something so simple can be something so poetic and you did it so well.

  • Heather Lunsford18 days ago

    Thank you for a moment of simple joy in my day.

  • The Dani Writer18 days ago

    Luxurious thoughts encapsulated poetically. What joy!

  • Kendall Defoe19 days ago

    They do provoke our thoughts, don't they? A wonderful piece of observed thought...

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