a view from under the pew: amos encounters mt jello

Gary Mitchell

amos the churchmouse:

a view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on a computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

amos encounters mt jello

boss when pastor leroy
beetle preached on
overcoming your
mountains and obstacles
for god i was ready to
go i put on my rugged
mouse-size spiked
mountain boots and packed
up my knapsack my trusty
rope and a bunch of packets
of freeze-dried cheese

i tell ya boss i was ready i
was geared up i was pumped
gimme that mountain i kept
chanting over and over
ain t no mountain big enough
to keep me away from you
lord i sang

the other bugs and rodents in
the choir thought i had slipped
a cheese cog in my brain cause
they were trying to sing
amazing grace all the time i was
chanting gimme my mountain

church bugs can have the
meanest stares at times boss

anyway like i said i was excited
but nobody – not pastor leroy nor
the lord nor anybody – and
certainly not the bible – said
anything about any mountains
being made out of jello

but that s what happened boss i
was in a hurry – behind as usual –
when i got this frantic call from
jenny the cute little mouse next
door – she was delirious – nearly
beside herself – she said she
couldn t get out of her house
because an avalanche of red jello
had completely covered up her
front door and windows