Mouse by JD DeHart

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Mouse

A mouse bit
me lightly on the cheek
today while I dozed

He promptly ordered
two films on my TV
and finished neither one

Then he raided my closet
trying on all my hats
which is at odds with reason

I don’t own any hats

Then the Little Scamp,
a phrase I’ve always wanted
to use, intentionally
bumped into me, bully style

Now he won’t pay rent
won’t get a job, complains
about my cooking, borrows
the car constantly
and my last resort is to look
for traps.

JD DeHart - click the image to visit his web site...JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. His chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available from RedDashboard. Much more on JD DeHart can be found via his web site by clicking here…

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