EMILY MARIE KRAMER
Little Mouse in a Glue Trap,
gentle enough to close
your tiny eyelids.
How long you must have suffered.
How your miniature heart must have labored
in your toothpick ribcage.
I am sorry
this world is so unkind to the meek,
that mankind could have happened to you,
and happened, I fear, so slow.
Emily Marie Kramer is a poet and teacher from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She earned her MA in English from Ohio University. She currently resides in Harrisburg with her partner and two cats.