There was a little mouse in the house. My live traps just didn’t interest him partly because he has a tumor growing out the side of his face and the entry was too narrow against the growth. I went to the store and bought ordinary $2 mouse traps and after peanut butter didn’t work. Listened to the Youtube guy advocating tootsie rolls. Mouse was guillotined about as soon as he smelled the tootsie. I do prefer the live trap, prefer relocation but also prefer not living with a mouse (still have not figured out his point of entry). Had to think about the killing thing and my wish to relocate it and ask myself what’s the difference between killing a mosquito and killing a mouse or killing anything? Cells are killing cells they find invasive or territorial. Doesn’t life position all of life to kill? Does the madness all over Earth result from the normalcy of murder? Or is life’s madness the human invention of ethical thinking? Which artist might lead me out of this darkness? Elton John? Olivia Rodrigo? Or do they just keep things running the way it always did? Is this where David Byrne says I already wrote this song.