Wednesday, January 5, 2011

PA Wednesday prompt: Celebration

Life’s Short, Be Glad

by Laurie Kolp

Without trepidation
or thoughts of necrosis,
the squirrel heads out
on a frenzied neurosis.

He hustles and bustles,
runs this way and that
while dodging four wheels
like a star acrobat.

One day thick fog
catches him unaware,
squirrel is blinded
from this way and there.

So he darts to the street
hears a bass clef,
fear freezes him solid
his ears are now deaf.

At last he escapes
not a minute too soon,
the Hummer whooshes by
like a flying loon.

A big celebration
with his family he has
for learning a lesson-
life’s short, be glad.

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