Muddleheads

 

 

In legend there is a little spirit

called the Mouse Woman

and when your child is in trouble

she will always come to the rescue

 

begin there, today and tomorrow

setting mouse traps

as soft as your arms can hold

and bait them with years to come

 

You know that time is patient

You know that it is stalking

the body of your child

like a bad day dream

waiting for you to fall asleep

the heartaches and traumas

you can mend and put away

it’s squeezing love out of dark clouds

but you know that

handing him over and over again

while you wait the distance

in the sterile corridors of your heart

while you watch for the slightest sign

that your child will always be running home to your arms

 

the invisible nibbles away

at the little things that make us human

 

It is said, the Mouse Woman

has little patience with muddleheads,

but when your children are in trouble

the tiny spirit will come to their rescue

 

begin there

setting mouse traps

as soft as your arms can hold

and bait them with  tears of joy

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