…says the Mouse

Says The Mouse… SAYS THE MOUSE (2001)

In vain I’ve labored to make a hole;

E’en when I know I’m small.

I try to keep myself as smart;

And never give my bones some rest.


I never stop to gather crumbs;

As they say busy bee does.

But though the kitten feed much more,

The mother’s chase for me is sure.


And though I try to go as far;

To keep myself away from her.

For I know the day I’m caught…

Oh no! It’s foolish (cowardice) to have such thought.


So I’ve found no answer round the world,

If one could tell with just a word;

‘Who really man’s the lady’s house?’

If not but just the little mouse.

I.J. (2001)


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