Someone I knew once said to me,
Full of very good intent,
“I think that I should clarify
What it is I truly meant
When I said you are like a cat,
It means you’re similar
But not the same as you can see
You clearly have no fur.
I have no problem with pretend
When we are all alone,
But when we’re out in public
Won’t you please throw me a bone.
Like when we’re out for dinner,
They all think it’s a gag
When you ask that all your
Leftovers be put in a kitty bag.
Waiters look at me and ask,
‘And a doggy one for you?’
And then I end up growling at them,
‘No, I’ll chew a shoe.’
You have to set clear boundaries.
I will not sit and stay
If you cannot act properly.
Well, what have you to say?”
I replied, “Of course, I understand
Your concerns I have them too…
You see, you’re really not a dog
But a silly human too!” Copyright 2013 © Sonya Annita Song