Sep 9, 2009

Unexpected visitor

My contribution to 3WW

A quiet, peaceful evening
monsoon rains simmered down,
TV volume blaring away
wrapping up a homely supper

a screeching sound out of the blue
I look around puzzled,
moving in the direction of noise
he peeks under the washing machine

the tiny mouse well engaged
on the slab with anxious looks,
he shakes the contraption violently
standing beside him, I start to scream

the little devil runs into my kitchen
confused and scared, hops on my spice containers
a state of mayhem, I run to a safe place,
the mouse giving me a chase

slamming the door hard
my voice still screaming,
the little brat more scared
than ever, hiding behind

"I am not disarmed", I convince myself
the shrieking scream to the rescue
he laughs, watching my reaction
towards the unexpected new visitor


gautami tripathy said...


Sweet. I liked that.

time runs out on me

Thom Gabrukiewicz said...

I love the playfulness of this. Nicely done.

Melissa Russell said...

Oh I can sooooooooo relate to this one. Those little buggers leave me feeling all icky lol. Loved this

quin browne said...

i still recall the dead, drowned body of a mouse, resting on the clean laundry in my washing machine.

i threw away all the clothes.

nicely done.

Linda Jacobs said...

A fun read!

Anya Padyam said...

That was nice :)

b+ (Retire In Style Blog) said...

This is very cute.


Tumblewords: said...

Argh - my least fave of unexpected - although you put a ton of humor and poetics with this one!

Anonymous said...

hahaha! the other day there was a mouse in the college, and my security partner here nearly cried. i was thoroughly amused.

Anonymous said...

LOL - my husband makes us use live traps (they run into them)... I made him get a cat!

Vinz said...

interesting and a fun read..!!

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