Vicarious, A Home Pome
The mouse decided—
by Glen Kappy
she had wanted a puppy
but got a little cat instead.
And in her house now
the experience we can well imagine
through our granddaughter's witness—
kitten claws he hooks in curtains
as he climbs then pulls them down—
the scratches on the hands and faces—
the black blur escaping though the door—
and all the kitten antics and cute disruption
of him who's either naps or motion.
With seven-year-old excitement
we get the latest updates when she visits
on him who's named so aptly "Rocket."