Monday, November 19, 2012

my old farmhouse

a towel tossed on the basement floor
 found a sleeper
sleeping the long sleep.
i usually catch mice in traps
(it's an old farmhouse with 
a million mouseholes and ancient pathways)
but never, never
have i found
such an odd surprise
tucked under a dirty old rag.





18 comments:

  1. poor wee thing was just looking for a nice cozy winter hide-away.

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  2. omg!! endless surprises in your neck of the woods. :)

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  3. aimee, i wonder what you would have said!

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  4. trust me - a city mouse is not quite as "at peaceful..."

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  5. trace, since the cement is so cold, that would have been fitting
    henrietta, city mice, ha!

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  6. valerie, pasha might be able to tell it!

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  7. Years ago, while living alone, I found a huge, fat, sleek rat without a mark on him who had dropped dead peacefully, with no apparent cause, in the middle of my basement floor in Chicago. I've never, ever been so grateful to own a snow shovel before or since!

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  8. a dormouse?


    http://ingeb.org/songs/thereonw.html

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  9. so endearing, really. i love it when animals anthropomorphize themselves for our benefit ;)

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  10. melissa, so strange! snow shovels have a plethora of uses.
    india, apparently not, a deermouse perhaps or a house mouse
    joni, there was no way to not pay attention to this one
    ronnie, yes!

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  11. guess who's hosting the next pj party? :)

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  12. india, i just saw the link...and am smiling large
    robyn, the longest winter
    jan, longest sleep
    neki, not this one!

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