Pet Peeve

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Pet Peeve

I once had an
Airedale named

(or, she kept a human
 named John)

she was a 
splendid pet 
I sometimes
called Steve.

forgiving me 
that tremor
of the mind,

Peeve came 
whenever a best friend
i needed to find.

she offered me, 
as all dogs must, 

unyielding loyalty,
bottomless love, 


unbreakable trust.

. . . j
from the Wonderments and Such collection