The Dog and the Cat and the Mouse
There's a three-legged dog on Half Moon street
whose life is empty of yieldings.
It's cold and hard when you have to sleep
in the doorways of empty buildings.
There's a flea-bitten cat on Christmas Steps
who knows all his fleas by name.
There's Fred and Harry and Triple-Jump Ted
and he loves them just the same.
There's a one-whiskered mouse that has to hide
from the Zed alley gang of rats.
They're mean and vicious with dagger-like teeth
and they all wear Italian hats.
If the dog and the cat and the mouse joined up
they could all be safe together.
But they run the streets so they will not meet
and they'll live this way for ever.