Animal Sheltar

He’s like a mangy mutt that comes around

begging at my back door

always asking for something:

a belly rub

scraps of leftover love

a back rub

affection

I want to tell him “GET!”

instead I leave food by the porch

watch him feed behind the screen door

Sometimes my fingers flex-

They want to rub him

take him in

make him mine.

Kimberley Gladney Β©

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