Last night at 3am I was thinking about the way squirrels bound along with such joyful glee. All the other jumping animals I could think of (kangaroos, birds, frogs) are not graceful, the squirrel seems to jump just perfectly, in a perfect sine curve. It’s a funny way to move along the ground. So I wrote a wee poem about it, I read it to my friend Katie first, because it’s her 29th birthday today. So in tribute to Katie Smith:
Sine Wave Squirrel
Mouse on a mission
Perfect sine wave
Your every spring it sings hooray!
Squirrel I love you and I wanted to say….
Of all the animals that jump,
I think YOU do it the best.