Melissa Mouse

By Phyllis H. Beebe

For Amber
who named Melissa.

Melissa Mouse lives in my house
Beneath the cellar stair.
She's seldom seen but often heard.
That's how I know she's there.

She picks up crumbs of cookies
I spill upon the floor.
Carries them to her pantry
And scurries back for more.

Melissa has a webpage
She calls it "Merely Mice".
It's filled with mousie pictures
And really looks quite nice.

So if you come to visit
And hear a scrabbling sound.
You'll know it is Melissa.
I'm glad she is around.