3 Public Parks, USA
On Boston Common the squirrels
are shy, darting away, barely visible,
ready to ambush the Redcoats,
should they dare to return.
Around Central Park the squirrels
are such exhibitionists. They
prance, peer, pose precociously.
Aerial antics delight their audience.
In Washington Square the squirrels
are quite simply, laid back. Stretched
out on branches they listen to the music,
basking lazily to the busker’s beat.
Much too soon there were no more seen,
the time had come to leave for home.
After all you know what they say,
“Three squirrels and you’re out!”