My Secret Pet

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There's a secret pet

I have

hidden high

in the closet.


On the highest shelf where

Only my eyes know to look.

It's in a box

and I cut small holes

in the top

to let it breathe--

to keep it alive.

And every so often

I bring it down for a feeding.


It's been there

for years.

Hidden high

but within reach.

It's there as a comfort-

a reliable friend in times of need.

But no one else can see him,

My secret pet.

Only me.

Thanks for Reading.

PDXKaraokeGuy, also known as Justin W. Price, is an author with Sweatshoppe Publications, which will soon re-release his poetry collection, Digging to China. Additionally, the managing editor at eFiction horror and The New Bridge online newspaper. Husband to Andrea, father to two dogs. writer.poet.baseball fan. tattooed. He is am amateur theologian with a rabid sweet tooth. He resides in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.He has a poetry book available for Amazon Kindle, and also maintains a blog, FirstBlog. His work has been featured in the Crisis Chronicles, efiction Magazine, The Hellroaring Review, the Bellwether Review, eFiction Humor, and the Rusty Nail. Please visit his profile page for more information. Thanks!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

LOL, Carlon. That's great. I don't care what people say, everyone has a secret pet. Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie in the song "405" says, "red wine and cigarettes, you hid your bad habits underneath the patio."

Thanks for the read!


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Carlon Michelle 5 years ago from USA

I have a secret pet too, but I don't keep it on a shelf, but it is hidden away, safe and sound, waiting to be unleashed. Smile!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

@ Tammy, thanks. I value creativity. I appreciate your comment

@ Nicki. Thanks for the read. So would I!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

hmm i wonder what kind of pet you keep hidden away...


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tammyswallow 5 years ago from North Carolina

Curious about this secret pet.. Hmm.. Very creative!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Rai!


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rai2722 5 years ago

Very creative poetry. Vote up.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thanks for enjoying it


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Creative concept used here , thank you for sharing this piece :)

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