Field Mice Join Us During the Drought

All the hamsters coupled up.
A population explosion ensued.

See them gnaw on radishes.
See their halos tipped just a little to the right.

There are no fights yet due to scarcity.
We can afford to keep food plentiful

for another generation or two
if we never compost leafy greens.

The hamsters take turns at the water bottle.
Refilling it twice a day instead of once is doable.

Maybe we can extend the Habitrail
so one tube sticks out the old dryer vent

into the side yard where we let the grass
grow tall and go to seed?

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

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