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Squirrels Climbing

By John I. Blair

Iím amazed
At the sheer skill
Of squirrels
Climbing,

Mounting
The tallest trees
With ease,
One paw at a time,

Leaping from
Bough to bough
With no regard
For gravity.

On the feeder pole
They place one leg here,
One leg there,
Clinging like a squid

While rustling
Breakfast, brunch,
And supper
Effortlessly.

It seems silly
To admire them
Just for being squirrels,
But I did.

©2018, John I. Blair, 3/14/2018


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