Goodbye Ground Squirrel

Goodbye Ground Squirrel
Goodbye Ground Squirrel

Goodbye Ground Squirrel


Goodbye ground squirrel

too many trees have fallen

concrete covered Earth

where soil can no longer breath

through Formaldehyde carpet.


Let wild grow again

no vulgarities cover

natural landscape

maintain proportion of

the dew fallen from Heaven.


If they had their way

every rock would be covered

every canyon too

advertising for Fast Food

Under Arm Deodorant.


These remaining trees

whole wilderness is confused

by idea of tract

separation into square

or a life in a rhombus.


Curative Balsam

Cedar attacks our senses

hush of Pine forest

deep land that needs to be felt

a place to stand and find self.


Cancer does not live

exposed to this aroma

altitude and air

atmosphere of pollen

so lies the High Mountain Cure.



Here a learned landscape

every detail in line

born under this pine

here is the place of my birth

in this air is where I die.


As each city grows

their tangled entertainments

crooked road series

richly decorated places

solid single works of art.


Above the hight rise

natural super imposed

a pastoral life

edge of imagination

wildscapes at every step.


Pine trees are not proud

humble creatures of the wood

sprout as small leaflet

join mature community

discuss continuations.



Man cuts down consumer

seldom restores or replants

thoughtless of future

ground now infertile desert

now treeless desolation.


See Loon on the Lake

Osprey and Swallow in bern

these birds in their place

where they belong in our sight

before we head to our homes.


Here is no pardon

there is only to preserve

to maintain value

for the next hundred years

in local ecology.


Mother Nature knows

scavengers make few mistakes

these barren seasons

carrion bring the buzzards

to fall on our concrete homes.


To simply settle

and give all to find a place

rebuild things with love

hold onto every breath

new life we are creating.


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My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

One thought on “Goodbye Ground Squirrel

  • March 29, 2024 at 4:57 PM

    Excellent poetry with a very important message, Jamie. We really need to do so much more to protect the environment and natural habitats from “progress.”

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