Tag Archives: hoeing out

ARE MICE STIRRING?

Even “our” mouse must take a nap,

We hope that it’s in a trap…

No more nests

Among our good vests,

For which that mouse gives not a rap!

A phalanx of traps await,

To catch furry vertebrates…

Hoeing out the back room

Might seal his doom,

Denying him well-built escape!

–J.E.C.

PACKRAT’S PRIZE

PACKRAT’S PRIZE

While he lay down for a nap,

She readied her surprise….

When he woke and entered the kitchen

He barely believed his eyes!

She’d hoed out the bottom

Cabinets of all their stuff…

Plastic, pots and bowls saved

It all looked more than enough.

She had him finish hoeing things out

And running the dust mop within….

She sat down for a moment’s rest

Before checking their chicken.

She’d roasted a chicken stuffed with apples

And baconĀ  on top for their lunch….

He put potatoes in to bake

And she said he’d helped a whole bunch!

He served her chicken and potato

And sliced peaches on the side…

Then he had to get ready for work

But left a big smile for his bride!

–Jonathan Caswell