Oh no! I have walked away,
leaving Lilac in her room in Petville,
which I never even filled
properly with furniture and toys.
I left her clean and smiling
in her red shirt and denim skirt,
her eyes round and blue, adoring.
I didnt tell her Im not coming back.
Instead of more nutritious fare,
I piled gumballs in her bowl:
I could not afford the Petville price
of a pomegranate or a superdrink.
I made a bouquet for her
two tulips, a daisy, a lily and a poppy
to pretty up her room. Alas!
It disappeared before I left.
As a final gift, I took her out to visit
Kiki and Sklindish, her best friends,
in their cozy, well-appointed homes.
She gave them each a bath.
I would offer her to be adopted
as someone elses cherished pet,
but dont know how, so Ive left her,
dear creature, in her innocence, alone.