For The Love of Dog

I’m home.

Four legs, a tail, and a nose
A ball of emotion in fur

Just asking to be fed
And a place on the bed

My daily little betrayals – forgiven as always

The joy of an arrival
and the heartbreak of a journey not taken

Their dedication to being there,
only matched by their confusion at a closed door

Their incomprehension when the routine changes

It’s their house, I’m the tenant
I’m the help

But I also play god
And there is worship in their eyes

I’m just trying to be the person my dogs think I am.

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