Omnipresence of Pets
Always at our feet
obtruding their glowing presence.
When we would kiss
a wet nose comes between
to draw attention. When
we would eat, brown eyes
coax tender morsels.
Yet the food of love
in the eyes of pets
is constantly available
& the paw that bats through a table-cloth
the heedless claw that wounds by mistake
leave across our human lives
love scars pure and vivid as our kisses.
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