A Mouse in the House

It was in the laundry room
that I first saw him
a blur of fur
scurrying from sink to dryer.

I tried humane ways
to catch him
but he stole my cheese
leaving the trap intact.

After weeks of terror
our feet planted firmly
on the couch
it was peanut butter
that finally caught that
mouse.

A few months later
during a friendly chat
my neighbor let it slip
that her son had lost his
pet.

Original Title: “A Bird in the House” – Claudia Emerson Late Wife

*Day 15 – PAD Challenge

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