“Satisfaction Guaranteed”

bought poison yesterday
mice aren’t uncommon fixtures
this time of year
in an old, country home

considered buying
the humane-release traps
but couldn’t find any
driving elsewhere
would be inconvenient
in the heat

the box said
“guaranteed to kill”
there’s a piece in that, alone
customer satisfaction
or your money back

I suppose they don’t get many
people calling in
demanding a $6 refund
while dealing with, now
mutant mice, evolved
from generations
of nibbling the poisoned block

maybe it works

looks like half the bait is gone
we’ll find out soon enough

© M. Black, 2016 All rights reserved.

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