To a lover of peanuts


No ifs, ands, maybes, probablys or buts….

observation proves all squirrels love nuts.

To our porch, this one beats a daily path,

after first drinking from the lawn bird bath.

Experience gives him more than a hunch

he’ll find our gift of peanuts for lunch.

His day begins extremely well,

extracting each peanut from its shell.

Always alert, he stays on his toes….

ever wary of marauding crows.

I’ll be first to set off whistles and bells,

if we train him to pick up discarded shells.