Some of the wiser squirrels,
looking down their time-marred noses,
decided (As they sat atop their tested branches,
near their calmly gathered nuts,)
that the young ones were all lazy.
Twitching energetically from their trash-can cheeto-crumbs,
the young ones glared with chagrin at their elders.
They agreed things could be better.
But the problem wasn’t laziness.
The problem wasn’t even (as the young ones figured) greed.
The problem was in circumstance,
And lack of fear for life.