We’re like peas in a pod,
with bared teeth
at every unfamiliar sight.
Small only in stature,
with a heart so loving
but willing to fight.
You have helped me through days
even the blind would call dark.
The smiles you bring
when at the squirrels
on the wall you would bark,
have helped me feel warmth
even if only a spark,
to keep this fire burning
when it seemed it to finally be out,
you’re my best friend in the world King,
I can say that without doubt.
Mom says she won’t miss you
That your shedding causes her stress.
I can see her through her bullshit
Without you, she’ll be a mess.
No more scittering nails
against the hard wood floor
The company she doesn’t know she needs
someday won’t be there anymore.
I see your fur turning white now,
your strides no longer abound.
The shade in the grass seems better
than the ball rolling on the ground.
I never want to lose you,
So I’ll pretend you’re never going to end.
But no matter what happens in this life,
you’ll always be my friend.