mice in the straw sack

i found three mice in the straw sack,
three tiny lives
and they had nowhere left to hide.

up and down the sides,
round and around
so afraid.

i found them.

there above were the first stars shining
already the day was dying,
those brown little bodies
round and around,
so afraid.

con-trails cross hatched the sky,
i could hear laughter in adjoining houses
and never felt more alone.

but never more at one with my world.

upended, and with greater wisdom
i tipped the sack, and out they poured,
with dust and the world they’d made in straw

onto the path
where i watched them run away.

mice in the straw sack

uncleblack

Joined February 2010

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