Walking home at dusk
amid falling leaves and the
memory of love,

I saw a squirrel, perched
on an electrical line,
hovering the street.

Calm, collected, it
looked like a suicide at
the Golden Gate Bridge.

Below it, headlights
and car horns, surging, sloshing—
chilled, ceaseless waters.

—11/18/13, Athens, GA

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation, RogerEbert.com, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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