Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Maternal responses

Though our cats have been catching 
 The mice in our kitchen with some regularity
 (Their methods are far more effective than traps) 
I was nonetheless moved by the tenderness 
 Of this charming creation. 
The detail, of course, is incredible, 
But the facial expressions so beautifully capture 
How it feels to protect and to seek protection, 
I found myself feeling a little bit guilty 
For all the dead mice we have tossed off our cliff…

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