My Lonely Is a New Puppy

Did I ask for a lonely for Christmas?
I don’t remember putting that on the list
But OK thanks Santa
I’ll take some time to decorate
My lonely

For my lonely, I think I’ll add
some friends from far away 
to wave at on the little screen 
I’ll celebrate with shrimp cocktail 
(I’ve never made one but I’m sure I can) 

And maybe I’ll buy my lonely a new puppy 
to join my old dog 
They can smother me with kisses

~ Robin J Phillips, Dec. 22, 2020