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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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