A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

SQUIRRELS
(10/15/11)


they
dash out
into traffic
oblivious
to the danger
involved

perhaps
addicted
to the danger
involved

their move
made
they then
slow
or stop
impeding
the progress
of oncoming
vehicles

they
apparently hope
for either
human compassion
or divine
deliverance
to save them
from their
neglect
stupidity
or suicidal
notions

the majority
escape
through
fatuous fortune

some are
crushed
irreparably
on the roadway

good riddance

I have come
to despise
these
human rodents
with brains
the size
of acorns
driving their cars
with little
regard
for others

the
bushy tailed
pedestrians
I will steer
around