Natural Born Fieldmice

'Hello' said the queen bee to the mouse
'What are you doing in my house?'
'To be sure I know not what I've done'
- said the mouse -
'but you'd better get out, or be shot with this gun.'
'Come, come' said the queen bee to the mouse.
'What sort of talk's that. THIS IS MY HOUSE.'
'You're whacked' said the mouse.

With some vigour,
he pulled the trigger.

He'd been drinking too much vino,
and watching too much Quentin Tarrantino.


March 1995