Rodentia Olympics Tryouts
In our cabin attic’s non-crawl space
I still hear night sounds of the mice
as though in a country no longer extant.
They practice the run-and-slide event
for the Rodentia Summer Olympics.
They scurry then slide shy of the ceiling’s
open circle for a former woodstove- pipe
artifact of the prior owner-builders who
lived year-round with zero insulation.
It’s a world no longer locally extant.
Yearly more seasonal rentals
appear up and down the road
as remodels or new construction.
Our summer stays grow shorter.
Rodents are the real residents now.