THE LEAP.

On bare and bifurcating branches
squirrels traffic news and food
shifting swiftly, deftly,
from the borders to the brood.

And in their automatic progress
neurons ply a like terrain
harvesting the senses
for the cradles of the brain,

adding novel junctions
to the matrix of a map
the way, perhaps,
a
darting squirrel leaps across a gap.