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I’m sorry, Mr Blonde

mouse

I’m sorry, Mr Blonde

 

 

“Oh no!  Not you!”

and as the words form in my head

I know how ridiculous they sound.

For if I didn’t want it to be you,

why set the trap in the first place?

 .

I guess, I just expected

you to be cleverer than that.

Mr Blonde.

 .

I’ve watched you run down the cable

from ceiling to floor

countless times.

 .

I’ve watched you, brazen

as you scan the computer desk for crisps

wash your whiskers and sit on the phone.

 .

I’ve known you were in the bin

as the dog stands, staring,

not quite believing what he’s seeing.

 .

I’ve found you, red handed,

at night time.  Flattened against the wall

in the bird cage.  Little blonde mouse-shaped cuttlefish.

 .

I guess I thought you were cleverer than that.

Being bested by the lure of peanut butter.

Small blonde body broken in the trap.

I’m so sorry.

Jenny

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January 8, 2009 - Posted by | animals, Cafe L'Arte, Cafe Literati, death, family, friends, Jenny's Poetry, life, literature, love, nature, personal, poetry, psychology | , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I needed a while to understand what it is about… I can be quite thick sometimes!
    But as i did eventually I was soooooooooo sad and sorry myself! I like mice! I remember many years ago having lived in Germany in a flat where a mouse had entered the house and spent much time in the kitchen. I spent hours watching at her, it was hilarious, and touching as well. I never said anything about her to the man I was living whom because I knew he would put a trap at once. The mouse was clever enough to understand that it was in her interest not to appear when he was home…
    Great poem!

    Comment by Miki | January 8, 2009

  2. The photograph is of the very Mr Blonde that the poem talks about – doing his impression of a little blonde mouse-shaped cuttlefish and hoping he won’t be noticed. *chuckle*

    Unfortunately, we had so many mice in that house, setting traps was unavoidable because of the damage they were causing. I just wish it hadn’t have been Mr Blonde who got caught that time. *sad face*

    Comment by jennypaws | January 8, 2009

  3. That was great – so vivid I could see Mr. Blond and the kitchen – and then got knocked out by the totally unexpected ending…I like to be taken by surprise when I read 🙂

    Comment by psychscribe | January 24, 2009


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