Lauren Pankey


Lauren Pankey Poems

1. Routine Disappointment 5/2/2009
2. The Squirrel 5/3/2009
3. Monster 5/3/2009
4. Eyes That Smile Lips That Lie 5/3/2009
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The Squirrel

Twitch. Twitch.
Still as a statue I watch you stare.
Should I stay or run?
Maybe if I stay real still
you’ll mistake me for one of those
ridiculous lawn ornaments.
Normally you smile at me but
today you glare.
You caught me digging
in your perfect prize-winning lawn.
I’m not sorry. I had to.
You see, this tree has the best nuts
with winter slowly sneaking up,
I want to save the best.
In a few weeks,
I’ll be safe in my tree.
No, not this tree,
that big one, down the street,
with the fire leaves.
In a few weeks,
when the leaves ...

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