THE LEAP.

On slick and bifurcating branches
squirrels traffic news and food,
between the outer reaches
and the nestle of the brood.

And in their autonomic progress
neurons ply a like terrain,
parceling sensations
for the cradles of the brain,

forming novel junctions
in the  creases of the map
the way, perhaps, a darting squirrel,
leaps across a gap.