Wednesday, November 28, 2012

MOUSE STORY ...

Have you EVER wondered
WHERE wild animals go to DIE ?
This is a QUESTION I would ask my mom
ALL the time when I was a KID ...
SO MANY creatures out there
YET you hardly find their BODIES,
unless they are ROAD KILLS
or VICTIMS of a cat or a dog ...
Walking to SCHOOL in early spring
when I was 7 years old,
I found a momified DEAD bird,
perched on a little branch in a tree,
as if FROZEN in time ...
That image HAUNTED me for a loooong time ...
This morning,
upon storing pots and tools in the GARDEN shed,
I found this DEAD field mouse ...
TENDERLY wrapped in a dry leaf SHROUD ...
Hidden away in a no-longer-used-pair-of-work-boots COFFIN ...
SO delicate and SO touching ...

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