amos the churchmouse: it s friday the thirteenth amos

Gary Mitchell

amos the churchmouse:
a view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

it s friday the thirteenth amos

weird things have been
happening to me today boss
it s like some black cat
has been planning my
things-to-do list

first of all i didn t want
to get out of bed
especially after last
night s dream

then i tripped on my
way to the baptistery –
where i clean my
mousey face for a
brand new day –
and nearly drowned

after climbing out of
the water and while i
was shaking myself dry
my tail swished around
and found the nearest
electrical outlet – and
no this is not my new
hair style nor am i trying
to emulate bozo the clown
i tell everybody that i just
washed my hair and
can t do a thing with it
so what if i look like a frizzy
tennis ball do you think i care

i was just about to go
back to my safe bed when
i passed through the
church choir loft and a
songbook dive-bombed me
from the choir railing and
landed on my fried tail

i had just about decided to leave
the animal kingdom for a nice
cave in yellowstone park
when georgie the gypsy moth
came flittering by