Living with Animals


It starts like an infection

you may start with just One Dog

but soon enough you get Two Cats

throw in Two Horses here and One more Dog

Two of each animal.


Oh but it does not stop there

by the end of the year the numbers have multiplied

Two dogs in the summer

and One Cat that stumbled to your doorstep

and then One Horse as a birthday present.


It is definitely crowded at home by now

but it has never quite felt full

theres always room for at least one more

why this is no one knows

all we know is the infection never leaves.


why label it an infection though

after all the effects are never corrosive

there are only moments of joy and companionship

it does limit restraint

but theres nothing wrong with spreading the love even more.


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