Mouse Culture


Mouse droppings

Signs of mice

They are old evidence

Except inside the walls, I’m sure

Where they congress

To meet upon important

Mouse subjects

Toward mouse culture

The latest look in traps

Especially the smells

Of things

I’m not talking rats

I believe their meetings grim

Volleys of hissing, punctuating

I mean gray mice

With small dark eyes

The kind of mice we’d rather meet

In fields

And in which

They’d rather find us

Meeting’s over

Crumb patrol, move out


C L Couch



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