Persistent Assistant

A persistent assistant

and ever-present friend

he’s with me wherever I’m at

it’s an established trend

 

In the bed

on the pot

across the street

by the vacant lot

 

On the chair

when I read

by the table

when I feed

 

He needs to know

what I’m doing

and watches around corners

(I don’t know who he thinks he’s fooling)

 

Wherever I go

he is there

as if my being

is his only care

 

But once in a while

I spy on him as he’s sleeping

watching him move paws and whiskers

wondering, what’s he dreaming?

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