Here we are at day 25 of the PAD challenge. 5/6s of the way to the finish line. Today’s prompt asked me to write a remix poem, in other words, take one of the first 24 poems and remix it into something else, so I decided to use yesterday’s squirrel poem and switch the point of view. I think it’s fun. I hope you do too.
The Squirrels's Conversation Two squirrels sat lunching in the afternoon sun; they kept a close watch on the birds who had a nasty habit of flying in low and stealing their food. “Beautiful day, wouldn't you say?” “Yes, indeed! And since there's been so much wind and rain, the people haven't bothered with the yard work— we can relax here in the grass without a care in the world.” “I heard through the wire that things are tough in the city. My cousin tells me no one's strolling through the park anymore. He's lost so much weight, he's being mistaken for a rat— and nobody wants to feed a rat.” “That's hard. Makes me glad we live in the country. Plenty of food here in the wild. Not much to worry about except crossing the roads. And have you noticed even that hasn't been bad lately?” “I have! You know how indecisive I am, but I haven't even had a close call in weeks now.” The squirrel cocked his head, listening to the quiet. “I wonder what's up with that.” “No idea, but I say we enjoy it while we can.” A screen door banged open; The squirrels froze for a breath. One squeaked, “Race you! And they skittered up the tree.
~Elise Skidmore ©2020