cat, dog, bird

I keep thinking
I should

walk like a cat
decisively, precisely
softly, claws retracted
wandering aimlessly
yet purposefully

love like a dog
adoring you as you are
enjoying company

sing like a bird
a sweet voice
then a sweet pause
then a sweet voice

and I keep

walking like a dog
heavy footsteps
claws scratching
messy and dirty
just get me there!

loving like a cat
if you give me what I want
I will pay attention
and what I want changes
I am fickle

singing like myself
unvoiced thoughts
hidden feelings
not knowing what
comes next