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Mouse Calls

My tail unshrivels.
Where it was as thin as ash
on a human cigarette, it wags like a finger.

Ears: they appear
like velvet saucers, picking up
radio signals.

Someone has put a new
speaker into my squeaker:

As for my eyes,
they spark like arcs of fire
and my whiskers

have the consistency
of shoe-laces
on a toddler's plimsolls.

I could swallow a truckle of cheese
and frisk
with a bucket of biscuits.

I hope the humans
don't find me handy,
not while I'm randy:

if they grew young like this
they would never
shut their fat traps.

Click here for the story in The Guardian.

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Mouse Calls
“Scientists claim to be a step closer to reversing the ageing process after rejuvenating worn out organs in elderly mice.” – The Guardian.
Dec 1 2010


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