Most every work day for more than 9 years now, Dena has written a love note, poem or other thought, on a napkin - and tucked it in Marshal's lunch - a ritual of the heart. At the beginning of 2009 Marshal started typing them up. Now, it has become our practice to share the Daily Napkin with you, OUR ritual of the heart. May you enjoy them. May they feed your spirit.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Year of the Squirrel


In the old shack, a lean-to, really
life was a new adventure
 
We raked the packed dirt floors
to clean up what the dog or squirrels didn't eat

And ventured out on the darkest nights
to find the outhouse built of used doors
..............................................................
 
Relatively quiet, except for
the singing pines
 
UNTIL
 
The day Mom told the
watching-patiently-with-intense-desire dog
"Get him!"
 
And, thus began the frantic days
the Year of the Squirrel wars...

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