Lament to a mouse


with apologies to and much admiration for robbie burns

-Karan Singh


the best laid plans o’ mice an’ men,

gang aft a-gley,

an’ lea’ e us nought but grief an’ pain,

clickin’ till wee hours o’ morn,

o’ mousie thou are not' same,

no furry han’s an' tail t’ heel,

but a wire, three buttons an' a wheel.