Saturday, October 13, 2007

Mouse



He called
to tell me
he had caught a mouse

and wondered what he
should do with it.
Where was it?

By the fireplace.
How big was it?
About two inches.

What should he do with it?
Is it a baby?
I don't know.

You could flush it
down the toilet,
but how about

letting it out
a block from your house.
Okay, thanks.

PLEASE COMMENT BELOW: WAS HE SHOWING COMPASSION BY SEPARATING THE MOUSE FROM IT'S MOTHER? WAS IT NICE TO THE FOLKS WHO LIVED A BLOCK AWAY TO LET IT GO BY THEIR HOUSES?

1 comment:

Hans Levi said...

It would not be ethical to deposit the living mouse a block away. If you lived in ththe house a block away and had a had a spinster mouse living with you and suddenly the the intruder mouse stole her affections, gave her a rousing rogering resulting in a large litter of minimice, who you had to be responsible for how would you feel?

An ethical solution would be to give the mouse a seditive and then inject him with a cocktail of poisons witch would send him to his next incarnation with little or no suffering.