Most Likely to Get Out of a Tough Situation
Long ago in a valley down below—aptly named,
I discovered a disappearing hamster in a storm drain.
Timid and trembling,
I vowed to keep him safe.
There was something different about this one.
of what I wasn't sure, but it felt undone.
Was it his shifty eyes or playful feet?
Or the fact that has wasn't the sharpest one,
like he couldn't escape the senile cat that howled by the hallway door,
unable to distinguish his real self from a toy imposter on the floor
Legend has it that all the domesticated ones
descended from the same 1930s performance rodent and litter of her young.
But I'm not convinced that's where he's from.
He's a different one.
Although it does appear to be, this isn't, in fact, a fable about a disappearing hamster.
Yes, it is true that the hamster did ultimately disappear for good, but appearances aren't everything.
"They can't be, when you can't see me," said the girl who inherited his powers.