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Body count – 6 mice dead, 7 mice released, unknown number waiting

Catch & Release

Three undead mice
see how they run
when let go

But that’s old news
not all true

Years ago
when polar vortex vectored down
the mice came in

We got two with kill traps
felt so bad and unBuddhistic
seeing broken bodies bent
our minds depressed
we went to catch release

Next three caught
took to Metro Park
city mice to country picnic

Later three more
released down in the Flats
next to train tracks
hoped they found a ticket

But now!
Mutant mind mice mock us

Four catch and release traps
peanut buttered four days
no entry
just mice feces left
so we’d know they knew

Could hear their high mice laughter

Back to kill and bend and maim

Four mice dead
a fifth caught alive by leg
took it out and let it go
hope it made a mending

But last two nights
half the traps set off empty
the other half ate baitless

Little mouse turds left in laughter

This keeps up
it’s poison

– Smith, 9.2.2016

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