W3 Prompt #29: Quit Equals Death…

(A blitz poem based on truth from the mid 90’s when a co-worker quit because a cricket got stuck in a mouse trap, in trying to save the cricket she killed it. Ah the days of a costume character performer at Dorney Park)

QUIT EQUALS DEATH
Alice is crazed
Alice will quit
Quit is an option ?
Quit is foolishness
Foolishness is obsession
Foolishness is trying to save a life
Life of mouse, life of a cricket
Life of 90 days
Days spent performing
Days spent searching
Searching for the squeaks, the chirps
Searching for the tortured
Tortured insect
Tortured life
Life matters
life, big & small
small like a cricket
small like a mouse
Mouse Survivor
Mouse Laughing
Laughing co-workers
Laughing Loud
LOUD Alice becomes
LOUD AND ENRAGED
ENRAGED & Seeking Freedom
ENRAGED it's life is only 89 more days
Days to chirp once more
Days she yells
Yells & Cries
YELLS & TELLS US TO SHUT THE FUCK UP
Up she looks and prays
Up held to the light
Light like a beacon of hope
Light shines on the glue trap
Trap Stuck Tug
Trap Stuck Pull
Pull on it's legs
Pull it free
Free? pulled too hard
FREE AT LAST
LAST STRAW
LAST DAY WORKING
Working no more
Working her way out
Out to SAVE ALL
Out to prevent death
Death by trap is inhumane
Death no more
More
Inhumane





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