DAREDEVIL SQUIRREL

 

I spy squirrel

air raiding the birdfeeder

deftly stealing food

 

upside down daredevil

effortless execution.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

a tanka written in early January.  There was a bird feeder outside the window of the hospice room.  The birds and squirrels provided my mother with a little entertaining and comfort in her last days.

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This Tanka

could be a metaphor for death. - slc


...a

 

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Or an affirmation of life as

Or an affirmation of life as both the birds and the squirrels continue to thrive