Mice Won’t Bark*

Mice won’t bark
No firefly spark
Nor spider narc
To spoil the dark
Where burglars lurk
In musty murk
No lark will hark
In yard or park
To wake the mark
His heart infarc
As on his barque
Like Noah’s ark
His dreams embark
To brave the shark
Let sleeping mark
Enjoy his lark
Let burglar work
His is the dark
No spider stark
Or mouse will bark.


               *See Emily Dickinson’s
               “I know some lonely homes off the road”