Getting a Pet

Oh, Mother, will you let me get
A darling little porcupette?
A porcupette to be all mine’s
The only pet that my heart pines—

Forget it, dear, the thing’s got spines.

[Sigh] How about a puppy?

I’m thinking more like guppy.

© Stephanie Malley

NaPoWriMo21 Day 24 – I didn’t use the prompt from

I’m posting this poem written earlier in April because it includes animals, as does today’s prompt. I learned a few months ago that baby porcupines are called porcupettes–how cute is that? I tried writing a poem about porcupettes at that time, and nothing worked out. This month, in my over-inspired condition, it all came together. Peace to your !