Michael Micmac Mccrory

(25/01/1954 / Belfast N, Ireland)

Three Squirrels


‘THREE SQUIRRELS’

I stood on my balcony
Gazed hopelessly at the skies
No poetic prose jumped out at me
Only three sets of two staring eyes
They swapped branches by a daredevil jump
Passing each other in mid air
Swapped trees, but one got the hump
I’m not jumping; so there!
The other two turned and gave chase
The third scampered to the ground
So at an almighty pace
Three squirrels ran round and round
They formed a continual circling rush
As round and round they twirled
Nothing left, not even a tail bush
As the vortex unfurled
Where oh where! Have the squirrels gone?
I looked low and high and everywhere in between
No squirrels, not a one
I wasn’t the only witness to the scene
A crowd had gathered to see, what I couldn’t see
What are you looking for?
I saw three squirrels disappear, where could they be?
They were just here, now they’re here no more
Searched and searched, they’re nowhere to be found
There where they formed a continual circling rush
They ran themselves into the ground
Nothing left, not even a tail bush
Once again, I stood on my balcony
To gaze hopelessly through the trees at the skies
No poetic prose jumped out at me
Only six mischievous staring eyes

MICMAC

Submitted: Sunday, February 27, 2011

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