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WHACK
by Gary Snyder

Green pinecone flakes
pulled, gnawed clean around,
wobbling, slowly falling
scattering on the ground,
     whack the roof.
Tree-top squirrel feasts
–twitchy pine boughs. 

“Whack” is found in Gary Snyder’s 2004 collection DANGER ON PEAKS, available at Amazon.com.

PHOTO: “Squirrel Snacks on Pine Cone” by Dixxe Bell, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED