summer dawn and dusk
comes the coated filthy thief
to steal what he did not tend
and leave rotting evidence
scattered in my field
without fear of my dog’s teeth
mocking my (too-far) raised fist
he leaps from the roof
tossing a bare pit
at me in his spite–but now
the leaves have fallen
winter, no peach, no squirrel
21 thoughts on “reflection upon an ongoing life and death struggle (20170105)”
Poor little squirrel… but nature can seem cruel.
I’m sure he’s out there. Waiting.
I just came across your blog and I love your writings 🙌🏿🌷
Wow, thank you for stopping by and your kind words.
Man against squirrel…it seems the squirrels usually come out on top. Just this morning my four year old granddaughter asked me if the squirrels were going to eat all of the new mangos that would soon be growing on their tree. They even have the four year old worried!
I had some luck with a net (you can get them on Amazon) but those little monsters will find a way in.
Our fight with the squirrels was always over bird feeders, until we gave up completely
We put a cone under our feeders, but our feeders were on stands. The rats were the probably with the birdseed. My squirrels were too fancy and only wanted peaches.
a delightful light touched poem – is squirrel hibernating I wonder – dreaming of revenge?
Has he(she) squirreled from your grasp? Nicely written.
The little beast has never fallen into my clutches.
Oh, I love that last line, especially. Wonderful.
Thanks very much. It’s stranger how can miss the nuisances 😀
Our indigenous squirrels are less mischievous….more curious hungry critters than the bigger grey squirrels, but I could never trap one..nice little story.
My squirrels have merely retreated as I have nothing left to offer them!
Such a naughty little nut! (also the squirrel 😀 ) Your words are charming and fit together so well. You’ve got rhythm, baby! 🐿
I got music too, my little flower 🌹.
🙂 Yes, you do be do!
you’ve got rhythm
You’ve got music
You’ve got my girl
who could ask for anything more
but you got the perspective
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