Mousey Brown laid down her crown
at foot of wise old donkey;
“I see the proof upon your hoof,
I’m but an inch from danger’s pinch,
in homage now I bow.”
Said wise old donkey, “Ah, but Mousey don’t you see?
I’m wise because I think.
I will not kill to pay a bill, no need to cause a stink
so foul, in daft pursuit of short-lived loot,
come let us sit awhile and share
this gift of scented night-time air…