Monday, April 27, 2020

Backyard Tanka

Chipmunk and rabbit, 
Two of our favorite wild friends,
Dining on the seeds
Spilled for that very purpose
By the considerate birds.

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If I'm honest and step out of the faux Beatrix Potter/A.A. Milne/Kenneth Grahame role I've assumed here, I must admit that the rabbit wasn't actually eating, she was taking a bath. She was right under our living room window, almost under the bird feeder, and Elyse and I watched her for several minutes, talking about how she was cleaning herself just like the cats.

The chipmunk really was eating, though.

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