Wednesday, November 30, 2011

furry wishes

the sun pushed its frowzy head
out of the cloudbank and yawned

i went into the shed
to unearth my bike from the christmas lights

a faint noise, a rustle
something stirred underneath paint-spattered dust cloths

i take a chance and investigate
gripping tight to the handle of a rake

i rip off the sheets and stir up a mob
of mice (fat young mice) that have been breeding 

in this jumble that is my shed. 
a torn up sock

creates a small nest for
nine sugary pink mice

they squirm in their warm bed and yawn
 taking in the pale winter sun 

i extricate my bike and leave the mouse family
to scurry through the sheets

like small furry wishes.

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