The Neighbors Moved Out

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The Neighbors Moved Out

Over the summer our neighbors moved out

Leaving an empty hole in the neighborhood

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We watched in awe as they built this house

Admired their beauty and finesse

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Watched as they raised their young ones there

Thinking they were neighbors beyond compare

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But during the summer when they weren’t around

Some squatters moved in and settled down.

Only later did I notice something had changed

The perfectly round hole was not the same

They tore out the side of the entrance wall

Leaving a gaping hole through which to crawl

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Those pesky squirrels with their sharp teeth

Gnawed a giant hole both wide and deep

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They move right in without consent

Left the Red Bellied pair out on the fence

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

 

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