It happens every year.
A snap of cold weather
And the Gang’s All Here!
Starring the ever-present, always hungry Squirrel
with his feathery friends, Tufted Titmouse
White Breasted Nuthatch
Black Capped Chickadee
The Bully of the Bird Feeder, the Starling
The winner of the “Damn He’s Handsome” Award, the Ladder-backed Woodpecker
and Purple Finch
Along with the big mammals, the White Tailed Deer
Who eye the action warily,
Wondering why squirrels have it so easy
And wondering why birds are so determined to be beautiful.