Mouse in the Wall

Written for:  April 2022 PAD - Day 6

"Write a ____ in the ______ poem."

You are counting sheep
in an effort to sleep
when you hear something creep
in your wall's concrete.
Click, click, click of rodent feet
scuttle back and forth, so you leap
out of bed, bang fists on wall–not a peep.
Crawl back to bed, pillows heaped
thinking you will soon be asleep.
Scuttling  begins again.  You try to keep
your temper in check, but will is weak.
You slam the wall with a bat, and shriek.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Mouse in the Wall

  1. jazzytower says:

    This is funny, I really like it🙂. Good one!



  2. Gary says:

    My pet hamster once escaped and had its babies in the wall of our house. My mom was not happy about that LOL Best, Gary


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