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My Secret Pet

Updated on January 11, 2013
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Justin W. Price, AKA PDXKaraokeGuy, is a freelance writer, blogger, and award-nominated author based out of Juneau, Alaska.

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. 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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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      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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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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

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      Nikki Wicked 5 years ago from Louisiana

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

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Rai!

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      rai2722 5 years ago

      Very creative poetry. Vote up.

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      thanks for enjoying it

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      jami l. pereira 6 years ago

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