mice

save us from the mice
save us from the nice mice
the love mice
the friend mice

the purple mice
the hollywood mice
the tough guy mice
the revolutionary mice
the poetry mice

the green mice
the mulberry mice
the understanding mice

the mice that eat shit through blue eyes

the mice who say that everything’s fine
the mice who say that everything’s rotten

save us from the
women’s lib mice

the yellow mice
the black mice
the white mice
the brown mice
the red mice

save us from being saved by the savior mice
save us from being organized by the organized mice
save us from being bitten by the sex mice

save us so that we can stretch our hands gently
and have a night’s sleep
without being beholden
to the mouse in
me.