short eared dog

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.
4

“Patches is just about as cute as they come! He is recovering from a minor skin condition but that doesn’t slow him down. Patches enjoys going for walks, he knows a few basic commands, and he’s ready to find a new best friend. Patches appears to be friendly with other dogs but we are still learning if he is good with cats.”