RHommel Posted August 4, 2010 Share Posted August 4, 2010 Please forgive me... I guess my language isn't as clean as I had hoped. The only excuse I have is that I spend a lot of time volunteering with street kids. Here's a little anecdotal piece about one named Mouse. ---------------------------------- Bermuda Mouse Me and Mouse, we lose stuff Really… stuff just disappears. Last time we lost a used tea bag. It was kind of a bummer. As anyone who's lived the life Mouse lives knows, even without their strings tea bags are good for at least three cups of tea. Well, I know it because I can see. It just vanished. We looked for a good five minutes in all the places we could think to look: under the sugar jar, under the mug, even under Mouse's chair. It wasn't there. Mouse likes card games. The other week we played fifty-two pick up. “Very funny, Mouse,” I said, but I am staff and was sort of sore about it (and therefore acted like a brat), so I didn't pick them up even though I probably should have (for being such a sheltered, home-schooled idiot compared to Mouse's street-wise ways). Mysteriously, we lost one of the cards that day. We looked everywhere, I swear it. So this last time we were just sitting there, talking about which types of tea are our favorites (Mouse likes English Breakfast and I like Darjeeling) and playing this new card game (Egyptian Rat Screw) that doesn't need all fifty-two cards to play it, and Mouse said, all of a sudden, “Where the fuck is my tea bag?” Like I said, we looked all over and didn't find it. We hypothesized about the uses for a used tea bag (besides a second cup of tea of course) and came up with little else than the astringent properties of an impromptu compress for reducing eye puffiness. Then in unison, we said to each other, “Who the hell steals a used tea bag?” and broke into fits of giggles. And then one of us added (I can't remember who), “Where did that seven of diamonds ever go, anyway?” ~Rachel J. Hommel ---------------------------------- Note: Mouse prefers to be seen as being without gender and does a fine job of presenting as such, so avoiding gender-specific pronouns was a challenge. Mouse's own poetry can be seen here if you are interested. Also, the underlined bit is a link. I didn't know what it was, so I figured I can't be the only one. ;) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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