Treasure Island

Angela Wybrow

(Salisbury, Wilts, UK)

Faithful Friend


In the admin office at St Mary’s Kirk,
She sits and watches her mistress work.
Upon a chair, she’s contentedly curled –
Daydreaming in her own little world.

She shifts her gaze every once in a while,
When her mistress rises to retrieve a file.
Of her mistress’ movements, she keeps a note;
Upon her mistress, she devotedly dotes.

As soon as her mistress heads for the door,
She sets her four paws upon the stone floor.
Of each other, they are extremely fond –
They’ve developed a really special bond.

In her caramel coat, she is sleek and lean.
In the church office, she’s very often seen.
To office visitors, she poses no threat –
She’s quiet and placid – a well-behaved pet.

Submitted: Sunday, December 29, 2013
Edited: Monday, December 30, 2013

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