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My Daughter’s Trampoline

There’s a squirrel in the tree behind
my daughter’s trampoline
the one all the kids shriek and
fall about on.
The squirrel aggravates the dog
who badly wants to catch him.

The swing beneath the apple tree that
holds the squirrel is empty, as it is
most all the time, though a beautiful
and quiet spot for sitting. Perhaps it’s too
hidden in dappled shade, too far from the
house, or, this time of year, too filled
with fallen apples to be much used.
I should be there now, musing.

Sometimes I watch my daughter and
her friends through the window as
they fling their bodies carelessly
around on the trampoline, laughing.
And sometimes I watch as my dog
tries to get the squirrel who is eating
our apples.

just now
I’m looking at the empty swing
as it rocks, ever so slightly, in the
supple breeze.

Tomfoolery33 9 June 26
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I can't tell what that symbol is.

@tnorman1236 you have one in your back yard! Did it not show as a squirrel?

@Freedompath I guess. It's so small I couldn't tell.

@tnorman1236 can’t you stretch that little guy, up to a bigger size? I am using a little I-phone and it will stretch stuff!! Lol

@Freedompath I'm on my laptop, and it doesn't do that.

@tnorman1236 too bad...I just found out that I could post those things! They are so small, it is hardly worth the effort!


The simplest things can be such a delight. Like the memory conveyed by words. Good write

azzow2 Level 9 June 26, 2018