Nonsense Poem: The Squirrels are Quoting Shakespeare

by John MacBeath Watkins

The squirrels are quoting Shakespeare
to each other in the park
while the moon falls from the heavens
as he stumbles in the dark
the stars fade in their spotlights
in a sky as cold as stone
while the paparazzi
fight over a bone
and the dogs bay and the cats spray
as they try to claim the new day
and birds soar on wings sore
from battling the broken wind
while the sun comes up like plunder

spreading gold upon the shore.

"Little Nemo in Slumberland" - Winsor McCay by docarelle, via Flickr