i was afraid to poke my hand in there
knowing a rat-like warm fuzzy thing
might bite me, might grab my finger
and drag me into his lair filled with
young furry fuzzy things with teeth
nursing at the teets of an even bigger
furry fuzzy ugly mother thing.
I shoveled some dirt into the
dark tunnel, laid some wire mesh on top,
some rocks, some large boulders
and a load of cement,
that should do it.