Searching for acorns,
a squirrel suddenly saw
the man of her dreams sitting
behind a glass door.
She stopped what she was doing
and ran with great excitement
to take a closer look.
She tenderly touched
his soft dark brown and beige fur
within her squirrely thoughts,
for her little arms
could not reach beyond
that miserable glass door!
For the longest time—
she gazed into his eyes
blue as ocean water,
while her heart melted into
He was the biggest squirrel
that she had ever seen!
His size was so impressive,
she did not notice
the jealous girlfriend sitting
tensely by his side,
waiting for the perfect chance
to pounce on the intruder
outside the glass door.
Sometimes it is better when
dreams remain dreams,
and glass door relationships
stay beyond a wanting grasp.
Because, it’s clear to see,
the squirrel of her dreams
was in fact—a cat.
And what a foolish nightmare
that would have been! ~ms
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absolutely charming!! classic! bravo~
Thanks Cindy! That little female squirrel used to come every morning to see him (she was always looking at him and not the other female cat). The squirrel would sometimes stand up and tap on the glass. I’m not exactly sure what was going on, but she actually did seem to be interested in our large male seal point Siamese cat. After a while, my cats expected her to come by. Then one day, she didn’t come back. I don’t know what happened. I hope she didn’t get hurt or something. Her behavior was really rather cute!
🙂 So adorable, all three of them! 🙂
Yes..A very interesting love triangle…or something like that!
A lovely tale with a moral twist, and lovely photos
Sometimes it is better not to open the door.
I like your concluding thoughts, along with the photo of “squirrel tail” grass!
Marso….I thought it looked a wee bit like squirrel tail grass too!
I am not sure what it is.
Ha! – Great Captures! Happy Weekend:)
Hope you have some great adventures on this lovely (rather cool) Saturday morn. 🙂
this is so cute. especially that the squirrel intentionally came back to visit!…my cat does this all the time, watch what goes on outside!
Yes, cats love to sit and watch….
even the leaves blowing around in the yard provide hours of cat entertainment!
Oh, this is good. This is very very good!
Thanks! I see you agree…..
There are some dreams that shouldn’t be followed!
Love these, words, pictures, thoughts, ending…Nicely done!
A little slow getting back with my reply.
Out in the yard raking leaves, at the same time more of them are hitting me in the head.
And back out I go…again….
Thank you Earth Beneath My Feet! (I love your name/title)
Oh – wonderful!! 🙂 And it goes that way for humans too sometimes, what can seem a good idea, might not be what it looks like until we have a closer look! And I love the concept of a glass door relationship! 😀
Most definitely goes that way for humans.
Sometimes, when a door is shut, there is a reason.
awh, that’s cool! Our cats would have been going crazy…
Rich Colors of Autumn
Apologize for my slow response.
I’ve been overwhelmed by falling leaves…raking and raking and raking.
I think my female cat would have loved to get her paws on that wayward squirrel.
Our male cat is more laid-back. He was more than happy to sit back and watch all of the squirrel dancing.
This was great! I loved it!
I don’t know about you but I am being buried by falling leaves.
We have taken about 90 bags of leaves out of our yard so far…..which is why I haven’t been writing much. Raking and bagging leaves has been taking up all of my time!
awe Mary this is so fantastic…your imagination and such a creative edge to this poem…loved reading it dear…thanks a lot for sharing…and I could relate this to quite a few situations honestly
Thanks Kavita! I think many of us can relate to this sort of situation.
Some relationships are better when they never happen!
Awwww, so cute! What a wonderful little squirrel and what sneaky sneaky cats..
Thanks! I have been out in my yard for the past couple of days raking and raking leaves.
Kind of strange…..I haven’t seen any squirrels around! Not many acorns fell from the trees this year, so maybe they moved on to better nut hunting ground.
Beautiful cats, and such an inquisitive squirrel. I love it!
Thank goodness for glass doors that save us from ourselves.
With one that could be mistaken for a giant squirrel. 😉
Ha. That’s beautiful 🙂
Some things are better left in the dream world. 😉
I love this! It reminds me of how I have spent lots of afternoons watching our kitties entertained by “squirrel T.V.” : )
We often throw bird seed and “critter food” out back, so that our cats will have lots of bird, squirrel, and deer entertainment. They’ll sit for hours….just watching…(and dreaming, I suppose).
sometimes dreams should be left as dreams!
And wisdom is knowing when to let that happen!