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Squirrel Moment

The gray ghost

tumbles from oak to buckthorn

in search of berries, now

a silent troubadour in the linden,

hanging head down and alert

from the bat-house . . . .

–Excerpt from “Squirrel Moment” in Edges by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag, Chicago, 2016). First published in Iodine Poetry Journal.

After the Solstice

Every day, more light, they say, and yet

sky smothers earth like an old pillow.

Squirrels hide in clumps of leftover leaves.

Trees inscribe eternal winter on the roofs.

–Excerpt from “After the Solstice” in Edges by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag, Chicago, 2016). First published in Flint Hills Review.

Two squirrels

…seeking the grey fluff

of the other…

or summer or bells

so grateful that the other

is there even if

on the other side of the tree

or in the black crotch thinking

of the other yes even if hidden or

hiding

Excerpt from “Two Squirrels” in Hanging Like Hope on the Equinox by Donna Pucciani (Virtual Artists Collective, 2014).