Elusive Squirrel

We've come here very often
And waited patiently
Sat stock still and quiet
Hoping that we'll see
Your red coat in the distance
Or running up a tree
We've seen you once, so know we're in
The right vicinity
Once, I sat and listened
And thought that you watched me
From a close position
But safely in a tree
I could have been mistaken
But I dared not turn to see
As I guessed that any movement
Would make you turn and flee
So we come here very often
Hoping that we'll see
Your shining eyes and bushy tail
Even fleetingly

Grace Gant