The Dubious Creature

Cassie Stremkowski

A beast truly wretched, and vile to boot

Pokes and prods me with his strangely wet snoot.

He shocks the senses and leaves you stunned

How could an animal be this rotund?

A towering figure with fur of brown

Whose silken ears lay adown.

A “dog” they call him, though those words must sting

As he is obviously a bear-pig-cow-type-thing.

A malevolent force, one Koda Jerome

Turned my mundane house into a mental home.