"A Conversation With a Mouse" by Robert Bly
A CONVERSATION WITH A MOUSE
One day a mouse called to me from his curly nest:
"How do you sleep? I love curliness."
"Well, I like to be stretched out. I like my bones to be
All lined up. I like to see my toes way off over there."
"I suppose that's one way," the mouse said, "but I
don't like it..
The planets don't act that way, nor the Milky Way."
What could I say? You know you're near the end
Of the century when a sleepy mouse brings in the
by Robert Bly
from the book "Morning Poems"