The Hedgehog
Surreptitious on the doorstep With an evening bowl of milk And ear pricked for one more step From the kitchen rustled silk; With bristled acquiescence The Tom Cat shared the plate With a friend from out the wildwood About to hibernate. As he pattered through the hedgerows And he rustled through the leaves He finds the moonlit saucer With the nourishment he thieves, But there's a pointed message For those who overload As the Hedgehog faced the Roadhog Both had one more for the road.