This little boy reeks of fear, but
He doesn't take a step back
Such a peculiar human
He would do well in a pack

But he's not ready to take, yet
He wants it, without knowing so
I offer, and watch as he wavers
And sadly, his answer is "no"

I back away and I leave him
I did expect him to decline
But mark my words - this little human
Willing or not - will be mine

13/9 2012