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2020-03-16, poems

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my fire escape squirrel friend just
passed by again
i’ve decided to call him Howie.

his name is
and he
smuggles acorns from the park across the street
to the roof of my building
using my fire escape as his
silk road,
and sometimes he takes the acorns of
other squirrels
and uses those to gamble in hopes of winning
a much larger sum of acorns
but that makes the other squirrels mad
and they chase him up and down my fire escape
so today i opened my window and
let Howie in,
got him some powerade and
now he’s my acorn dealer.