A panther. Taking its time. Stalking up on me silently. Then pouncing.

An whale. Pulling on me. Making the little tasks weigh that much more.

A boa constrictor. Tightening. Keeping me separated from everyone and everything going on.

An frightened deer. Preferring not to interact with you, if that’s ok.

A dead pet. Just numbness.

A wandering cat. Disappearing for a while, then coming back with renewed vigour.

An elephant. Remembering what I did, and what I didn’t do.

A black dog. Always here with me. Loyal to the end, whether I want him or not.