Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Life and Death of a Mouse: Based on a True Story

a mouse comes out of a hole and scuttles along the wall.
it passes over wires and hugs the space between the couch and the wall.
it smells food in a backpack.
it leaves the room and moves onto the next.
it tries to blend into the floor.
the mouse scurries across the floor,
onto the tile
in the kitchen where P is making breakfast.
he turns around
and screams like a little girl.

the mouse runs under the stove.
A traps the mouse under the stove
using cardboard and wires.
she sprays bug spray under the stove.
later, the mouse is found dead under the stove.
it is still under the stove.


riese said...

this is a good story, it makes me feel like i was right there in the thick of the action.

saint modesto said...

riese: well you never know when this might happen to you, so now you're prepared.