Pet Bird

by Samantha Carroll

We went and bought a pet bird,
A ring-necked dove.
My boyfriend is always thinking of new ideas like this.

He used to be a popstar
Now he has many different hobbies.

Before he made the purchase online, I asked him if he wanted another pet.
He said well it isn’t really a pet
that he will try his hardest to keep it alive, but it could die.

We have a cat and a dog, too
All of them together can make the house smell.

Sometimes when my boyfriend cries
Over a dead friend
a movie
or me
I think it’s because of the stench.

Samantha Carroll is an actress from Long Island. ig: @samantha____forever