I once found a small adorable puppy with big doey eyes and a curious tail; I paid no mind to it.
I picked up the puppy and he slightly growled.
“Poor thing, it’s never been loved.”
So, I loved it more.
He began to grow; the tail began to grow.
And I loved him,
And fed him,
And kept him safe.
And he growled,
And slept with eyes open.
“Poor puppy, who had no one to love him and show him the way.”
as I bent down to feed him,
I felt a sharp prick on my neck.
I looked up and saw that the puppy was never a puppy at all.
He was a dog, who never needed my help nor wanted it;
And the strange little tail was that of a scorpion.
Then I fell;
my life given away to the deafness of my ears,
and the blindness of my eyes.
If only I had been more discerning.