D'S PAIRING (WHERE D STANDS FOR DOG)
A father scrapped unwillingly, a dog, named Micheál.
His paw, the dog’s, went into the father’s abdomen,
At stomach central.
But not through flesh in the traditional manner,
But by magical means.
There was no blood.
Just surprise on the faces as the one was
Inexplicably and for whatever reason becoming the absolute
Embodiment of the other.
The dog howled,
Fearing he might disappear,
Like a biscuit being eaten from a box
Of such things.
The father howled,
Not wanting in the slightest
Any further part of the situation -
A cross-tempered and terrified dog
Attached in the belly via DNA.
But life itself is not always helpful.
There are mad women in their middle ages
Walking around saying that everything is as it should be,
And that the universe knows what it is at,
And that if you hold a thought with gratitude and great intent
Then the love you desire becomes manifest.
But I have seen these self-same women,
More miserable than you,