Shawn L. Bird

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poem- scrubbed November 27, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:10 pm
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The elderly loved one

has a house, and

that house has a mouse

and another mouse

and another mouse.

A mouse family,

A mouse neighbourhood,

A mouse community,

A mouse town,

A mouse city.


It might be a welcome diversion–

Adorable fluffballs,

with round pink ears,

dangling tails, would be

delightful entertainment,

were their planners better

sanitary engineers.

Their dereliction

leads to mass eviction!

Bleach and scrubbing!

Now there’s interdiction,

sweet mousies who survive,

to you a benediction:

for happy life,

in another jurisdiction!




8 Responses to “poem- scrubbed”

  1. Jim Stewart Says:

    Yep. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. Nice flow in the verse. We are all part of nature and often it is inarguably brutal.

  2. Poetic justice? Sadly, yes.

  3. Of mice and men-better the twain don’t meet!

  4. onewithclay Says:

    Infliction with friction provides a tutorial
    Tinctured extinction with law dictatorial.
    The sickening quickening’s strictest conviction
    Is slickening skids for a mouse contradiction.
    But cold-blooded species with lid nictitation
    Await the henceforthward invasive vacation.
    For vermin are squirmingly rife. Propagation
    Has stuck in the crawspace of many a nation.

    That’s what I think, anyway. Thanks for asking, and keep up the good . . .

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