Annie says

There might be


In the garden.


The last time

I saw a rat

(barring my Mumbai street-toilet incident last month)

Was a few years ago


Crane Moor.


I had been enthusiastically

Feeding the birds

With lard coated peanuts


Attracted the attention

Of a local hedgehog.




I encouraged this visitor,

Glorying in his companionship.


I even introduced

Cat food

On a saucer

Beside our glorious Larch.


The rats,

The couldn’t resist.


I didn’t see the big deal –

All friendly rodents to me.


But, no, that wasn’t the way it was to be.

charlie brown

Published by rodkersh1948

Trying to understand the world, one emotion at a time.

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