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The Rat

Apr 5, 2016

Is the rat offended by the smell of the dump?

Before cities,

before squalor and pestilence and sewers,

where did the rat dwell?Rat

Did he love the meadows

and stream banks,

basking in the sun,

chewing grain and berries,

swimming in the glinting waters?

How did he become the symbol of disease?

I don’t believe it was his first job description.

The atrophy of nature’s balance,

and probably no resume´,

knocked him to a bottom rung,

poor bloke.

I’d be mean too if I lived in the sewer

or was experimented on in a laboratory.


Image(s) from Wikimedia Commons


Kimmy Sophia BrownKimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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