sometimes at night i watch the mice across the kitchen floor
i used to think that they came from the fireplace
but they come in under the pantry door
they get so close i could touch them all
on the nights i wait up for your call

the landlord asks if we’ve seen them
& she sets traps but i just spring them
the roommates say we should kill them all
but they stay up w/ me on nights you never call
& some nights you never call