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:

onesmallstitch said...

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

aimee said...

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

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, i just can't imagine...

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, i wonder what you would have said!

Hot Wax Great Southern said...

it looks like it needs a tiny pillow

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

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

Valerianna said...

There's quite a tale there.

Velma Bolyard said...

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

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, pasha might be able to tell it!

mjc said...

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!

india flint said...

a dormouse?


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leFiligree said...

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

ronnie said...

oh good grief!

Velma Bolyard said...

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!

ArtPropelled said...

All tucked in for winter ....

jan b. said...

sweet dreams .... ;)

neki desu said...

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

Velma Bolyard said...

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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