The squirrel dashed across the road—
A nut locked in his jaws.
Unwavering, he chose to flout.
Ohio’s traffic laws.
He made it to the other side—
Displayed no doubts or fears—
And leapt across a leafy lawn,
Now safe—no messy smears
Upon the road he’d just traversed.
A lucky squirrel, for sure.
And where he went I cannot say:
His terminus, obscure.
A mile away—another sight
Reminded us today
That crossings are not certain. There:
A flat raccoon display.
1. Dumb …
Quickest way you can appall me?
When I talk, you just stonewall me.
2. … and Dumber
Stonewall Jackson charged ahead.
Oops, his troops just shot him dead,
So they learned with sigh and groan:
Jackson was not made of stone.
[stonewall = 1: to be uncooperative, obstructive, or evasive 2: to refuse to comply or cooperate with]
Shakespeare Couplet: Romeo & Juliet
“He ran this way, and leap’d this orchard wall,”
Benvolio observes while others call. (2.1)