According to your pet: share a poem
One thing that's nice about having pets, they give you unconditional love. But how might they think about you if they could speak for themselves? Poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander is asking you to answer that question in the form of a poem.
For inspiration, he offers Billy Collins poem, 'A Dog on his Master':
As young as I look, I am growing older faster than he, seven to one is the ratio they tend to say.
Whatever the number, I will pass him one day and take the lead the way I do on our walks in the woods.
And if this ever manages to cross his mind, it would be the sweetest shadow I have ever cast on snow or grass.
So give your dog, cat, goldfish a voice. How do they feel about you? Share your poem through the form below. Then Alexander will take lines from some of your pieces and create a community crowdsourced poem that will be read on-air and published online, where contributors will be credited.
This callout will close on Dec. 9, at 1 pm ET.
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