From its perch in a birch, eastern gray squirrel savors a succulent snack
a meaty pecan taken from its private reserve next door,
the fruit of a pair of massive pecan trees,
lovingly planted sometime in the middle of the last century by the residents of a cozy urban cottage
long since demolished in favor of another fast food joint;
property now of the urban wildlife league.
Tame or wild,
natural or planted,
one thing is certain...
Nature doesn't end at the city limits.