Jack in the Sunflower Stalk

Jack nimbly climbed the sunflower stalk 
The prize in sight his aim
Reaching long up its full height
Plucked a flower head quite clean

“Come look and see,” husband exclaimed
“He’s grabbed it with his mouth”
Us too slow from laughing hard
Lost pic of Jack going south

With a scamper, a victory hop
Mouth stuffed full with flower head
Jack swished his bushy tail then
Across the arbor fence he fled

Stopping once to taste his prize…
Could the mystery be finally hacked?
Who planted those surprise flower seeds?
Was it our friend Squirrelly Jack?


This poem is also posted on
6 Word Poetry #85 of the fabulous website
My Life in Our Father’s World.
Check it out for fun and inspiration at

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