Chippy Chap

Red Squirrel by Eric Begin

I met a squirrel—
A chippy chap.
He wore his tail
Like a baseball cap.
When I threw
A nut his way
He hit it home
And ran away.
© 2012 Elizabeth Ehrenfest Steinglass, all rights reserved

One day when I was out walking I saw a squirrel with his tail curled over his head like a cap. He seemed to be saying, “Like my hat?” This poem is for him. Or her. What funny things did you see today?

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  1. Betsy
    Betsy says:

    I too was inspired by things I saw today! Love the photo and it is so true, a squirrel tail does seem to resemble a hat. Love that you noticed this and wrote a poem to capture your thinking!

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