Build a Better Mouse-Trap

loony tunes mouse

Build a Better Mouse-Trap


Nightmare Dream-cops

cruel as cats

come swaggering into my room

grinning like they own it.

Go pawing thru my cupboards,

pissing in the corners

to mark their territory.


A game of Cat & Mouse ensues;

They pretend they’re thinking

of letting me go, “We like you.

Make a run for it,” They say,

“We’ll look the other way!”

but I play Dead.

Dead, Dumb & Blind.

Then They try to get me to squeal but

“There’s no rats here!” I tell them,

“No dogs either”.


Thwarted they exeunt with flourish,

scowling like vaudeville villains,

spitting and meowling,

We’ll be Back!

all the way to the gate.


Later, Stimulus & Reward has me

running ratlike thru a maze of streets

chasing Cheese whilst

unblinking predatory cameras

note my Progress.

Somewhere cold clinicians

bearing clipboards

measure my responses,

whilst mild-mannered statatatitions

with speech impediments

shake and bake the Facts

down to a simple Algorithm

of Control.

Then the engineers can come

and build a better mouse-trap.


cat wkaye spider


cat attitude


Fault lines 5


November 2015 handbill final with flsame border


Greetings from the Reverend Hellfire

The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc

and an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

 Money Orders only.



~ by reverendhellfire on November 15, 2015.

One Response to “Build a Better Mouse-Trap”

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