Monday, February 26, 2007

Kensington Palace Gardens

A big
fat

gray squirrel ran across the walking path on the north side of Kensington Palace Gardens

A big
fat
gray squirrel

I looked at his fat hind legs
swaths of brown fur mixed in with the gray

I never much noticed squirrels growing up
they were everywhere
I never bothered them
they never bothered me

It is odd living on an island in the south Pacific
eighty degrees the whole year through
sunny the whole year through
devoid of squirrels the whole year through

living on an island in the south Pacific has made me appreciate
a windy
fifty degree day
an island in the north Atlantic
and a fat
gray squirrel

June 1, 2006

London, UK

1 comment:

Hanh said...

How true - travelling makes you learn more about your home.