You are a master criminal a canine
thief you’ve stolen the rug
under my feet once steady in grief
memories you’ve rappelled burgled my bed
cunningly chewed through a rawhide safe
camouflaged yourself in dirt vandalising
my garden my chair my everywhere
entwined you in me two teething rings
handcuffed already robbed me of sleep
while you shoplift my shirt and socks, your pillow
an underground spy you outsmart the resistance
you see and watch embezzle even time
you’ve plundered my tears awoken new fears
as I pray in your fur you mug me with kisses
abducting away my heart I cry, only stay.
Submitted as part of “National/Global Poetry Writing Month” (#NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo).
Today’s prompt: Day Twenty-Nine: I challenge you to write a paean to the stalwart hero of your household: your pet. Sing high your praises and tell the tale of Kitty McFluffleface’s ascension of Mt. Couch. Let us hear how your intrepid doggo bravely answers the call to adventure whenever the leash jingles.
30 Poems in 30 Days
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