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The Crumbsnatcher

Ebony BB’s Long pointy nose In the dark moonless night The Crumbsnatcher froze Forever alert No lack of threats In search of a meal Uncertain the next A sense of a sound From near, maybe far Don’t move a muscle Stay right where you are Waiting and watching Silent and careful Don’t be impatient Mistakes can be fatal Neglect the cat Your life will be over They’re fast with the claw Worry not about Rover The Snappers are tricky They tempt you with cheese You may think you’re quicker Take a chance, if you please Wiser to skip it Eat that old moldy wafer Not the best dinner But infinitely safer In need of some water Too long you’re in drought Stay away from the sink You’d never climb out Now run for the shadows Great urgency take If memory’s true It’s the stink of a snake What was that now A sound close to silence Could be the Owl’s wings Carrying violence Huddle yourself tight The night is soon done Then return to the nest Another day won A Crumbsnatcher needs Life’s skills be refined ‘Cause unlike that cat He doesn’t have nine

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