Oh, Dear Squirrel,
racing along the twisting branches
high among the tallest of oaks,
leaping from tree to tree
across the air without hesitation
Are you not afraid
of missing a steady branch
your estimations a wee bit off?
or worse. . .
the branch not able to sustain you at all?
and breaking - prompting a long, treacherous fall?
Has this happened to you, Dear Squirrel?
If so -
How do you manage?
to continue climbing back up
on the highest of trees
and repeating the feat?
I mean it must seem like the ground
is light years away from your place so high in the sky,
Do you look down?
or keep your eyes on the road
intent on your destination?
Please tell me dear squirrel,
how do you do it?
What's your fear busting secret?
For I desire to fly like you
across the sky
from tree to tree
with the bravery of a squirrel.
draft 2022 Shari Daniels
Writing and sharing a poem a day ~
"The writing is inhaling and the sharing is exhaling.
They don't have to be good, they just have to be true."
~Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer