Wanting a Puppy

and knowing better.

And still wanting it.

I resort to walking alone

to the dog park.

I borrow children’s stuffed animals

and ask them to play pretend.

I try to convince friends with dogs

to go on vacation where they can’t take their dogs.

I keep myself from animal shelters.

You nuzzle it, you buy it.

2 thoughts on “Wanting a Puppy

  1. Natalie Swift says:

    On first glimpse, this poem appears deceptively simple but there is so much more meaning to it.
    I simply love pieces like these, they’re an absolute delight to read! ❤
    Looking forward to reading more from you!


  2. commonpoem says:

    Thanks, Natalie! I really appreciate you reading and leaving such thoughtful comments. You make blogging fun! 🙂


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