On Thursday I went to Lucca alone
Just me in the car, my purse and my phone
It was Day 81 and we were allowed out
And wonderful it was, without any doubt.
I’d snuck out without Mrs Mouse knowing
Hoping she’d spend her day quietly sewing
For Mrs Mouse’s daughter is growing so fast
The size of her clothes are now getting quite past.
For twenty long years in this big blue car
I’ve had a companion driving both near and far
But it wasn’t till Thursday I came to my senses
This old, old friend had potential new tenses.
He sits over the mirror guiding the way
Both during the night and during the day
I see his head and I see his blue feet
As he gazes down at the driver’s seat.
I look at him now and he’s definitely male
I can tell by the length of his very long tail.
You see, despite children, she’s single, my Mouse
And this life-long friend could be her new spouse.
He’s definitely handsome and he’s definitely smart
For 20 long years, my life he’s a part.
I’m thinking a wedding in these Covid days
Would brighten the light of an otherwise haze.
But first they must meet, and see if they fit
And then we can plan it, a bit by a bit.
So Alfie I want you to meet Mrs Mouse
She’s such a fine creature that lives in my house.
If like it you do, one another and all
I’ll start preparing a high summer ball.
With more gratitude to the amazing Rozi Clarke for her beautiful whimsical drawings. Follow her on Instagram @rozi_clarkeartist
Until next time….stay safe