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Friday, August 8, 2014


A squirrel drinks
from my swimming pool.
I guess it's how
the squirrel stays cool.

Watch him lapping
with a little pink tongue.
Then he scoots, and
runs, runs, runs.

     I fly off tomorrow, into the hurricane, so my posts might become a little irregular for the next six days.  What is something in your life that stops and starts?  (Think about that one.)  Now, can you write a poem about it?  Have fun writing and have a great weekend. 


  1. Joy,
    I've enjoyed watching the squirrels outside our living room window this summer. We hung a bird feeder and the squirrels hang upside down and eat from it.

    1. We have two varieties of squirrels in Tucson. One a western ground squirrel is the size of a grey squirrel and the other desert squirrel is about chipmunk size.

  2. Very cute. I'm curious, do you pronounce "squirrel" as one or two syllables. A group of us have had quite an argument about that. Only people writing poetry could care about such a thing.

    1. I pronounce it as a two syllable word.

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