Mother Rat


Take heed, my little ones- Don’t crawl through the tunnels beneath, Where the metal worms wail. They’ll scream, and they’ll shriek, and they’ll rattle your teeth. Too close and you’ll be missing your tail. Be vigilant, my bundles of joy- Of eagle and hawk. Of dog, and of cat. The creatures that stalk The ill-hiding rat. Be wary my pups- Of flat stretches of land Where smog-machines roam. Just hurry as planned To get back to this home. What’s more, my sweet little litter: The wise ones will kill you. With traps. With poison so bitter. They’ll scream and they’ll trample Wherever your skitter. My life-year a huff and a puff. My, how I’ll miss you. My loves how I love you… I hope its enough.