An observation on wildlife

She who smiles
and he who frowns
look together
at the squirrel
caught against the
side of the garden shed

its
little feet
hanging limp
and trapped
neck snapped
and tail
brushed by the wall

they
stare blankly
unfocussed
unclear
how it got there
or what to do next

this doesn’t appear in
the home manual
and besides
thinking is
for the others
and
something for the uninitiated

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