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.
I live in an Appalachian hollow in the Juniata watershed of central Pennsylvania, and spend a great deal of time walking in the woods. Here’s a bio. All of my writing here is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. For attribution in printed material, my name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact me for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).