Aphelion Issue 238, Volume 23
April 2019
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Vasco da Chipmunk

by Richard Tornello

Vasco da Chipmunk the navigator of history and fame
A chipmunk so bravely on the helm where no distance is insane.
Now peering over the bow of her sea-going bowl
seeking for far flung peanutry food
to fill her stomach, her hold and her brood.

And while atop the green canopy she sails
scanning the fore and after tail,
and ignoring the dangers above
where a possibility of hawks, she prevails
her duty, her job, and her love
the dangers to the great navigator still she sets sail.

Vasco da Chipmunk
And morning after morning from our door
Aboard her bowl, outward bound, while fast and furious
her peanuts found.

Photo by June Yamayoshi 2018

2018 Richard Tornello

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