Rat ghazal

Stoney Moss:

Could I tame the creature that steals birds’ corn, could I
cage her, set a wee wheel in motion for the rat?

Who can harm such industry, close her bright brown eyes?
I set bait, hope the lure doesn’t take my brown rat.

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