"Rules of the Mouse"

Annie Wright Day School
Pierce County, WA

Scurry, nibble, nose twitch, hide.
Those are the instructions I hear inside.

No others know the steady beat
I follow as I move my feet.

Ear perk, climb up, higher than high;
Feels like I could touch the sky.

Smaller than small, faster than lightning,
Still there are those who find me frightening.

Heart pound, dodge paw, stay alive;
Here is my pressure to survive.

Those who die, they are the fools.
Those who live have these same rules:

Scurry, nibble, nose twitch, hide.
By these rules I must abide.