This afternoon, I wrote this on another blog,"Invalid's Workshop", and read it aloud to Norma. She said I should put it on my prose blog instead of a poetry one, so I've copied it here. I should add that Bakasana is a Yoga term for what Earnest is doing in the closing Normaphoto.
I know, I know, you're out there thinking,'But he's a squirrel! He's not human!' Well, I ask you: has that ever stopped any candidate in the past? Has it?"
"Course not! I know my main rivals, the admirable Gavin Newsom and John H. Cox are human but do they depend upon ecological stability as much as I do? Ok, I guess they do. All species' worst fear is starvation, but squirrels now...we squirrels fear evolution like anything. We love being squirrels and we work for peanuts --walnuts anyways. No evolution for us, nossir! I'll kick it out of school curriculum so nobody'll want to do it. What? You don't like that? Well, I ask you: can the other candidates do a cool handstand like this?
Ha! Didn't think so. Write me into the ballot, elect me governor and I'll forget it, just like I forget where I buried my nuts."