Rush Hour

They bounce along the fence
take flying leaps onto my roof
up one side and down the other
and back onto the fence
the squirrel highway

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About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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8 Responses to Rush Hour

  1. gospelwriter says:

    The squirrels’ fast lane – love it! Very descriptive and non-stop action in your five lines…

  2. knightsheart says:

    love it. I am on a squirrel highway also. Great write.

  3. brian says:

    ha. too cool. i love squirrels…they are so playful!

  4. Scott says:

    I think they’re cute from a distance. I don’t trust their dark, dark eyes (chuckle). Fun to watch though!

  5. chris says:

    Knightsheart, Brian and Scott,
    Thanks for your comments. I love watching them, except when they invade the garden. They do indeed have dark and beady little eyes.

  6. Read this aloud to my teenage son and we laughed together, having lived on a squirrel highway when he was younger.

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