Day 29 #NaPoWriMo

for our daily prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge you to write a paean to the stalwart hero of your household: your pet. Sing high your praises and tell the tale of Kitty McFluffleface’s ascension of Mt. Couch. Let us hear how your intrepid doggo bravely answers the call to adventure whenever the leash jingles.

One Eye

29 April 2020


You slipped into our house

Dark, sleek, invisible

No noise at all emminated

And you found your way

Into impossible nooks

We thought we’d have to wait for the telltale smell of death to find you

Hunger took over your instincts

And when we heard you rustling in the bedroom that’s when we really saw you

We renamed you ninja

Because we lost you in a locked room

You were so tiny

And you never cried out

You slowly began trusting us

And soon you slept in our bed

It took awhile but you began to tolerate the children

They learned from you how to be gentle

You began talking to us and our other cat

In your quiet mew

With one clouded eye

You see more of our insides

Than we are willing to admit

When you nuzzle your head into our arms

We are being told to pay attention to what matters

And at those times it is you

Beloved ninja please be patient with your human companions

We done posses your vision or wisdom

Beloved ninja thank you for choosing us

We are learning from “the least of these”

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